Many chemicals used daily in industrial processes or by persons are subject to export controls, because they can also be used to create explosives, nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction, and thus present a potential threat to global security. The JRC’s Export Control Handbook for Chemicals (2021 edition) enables exporters and customs officers to verify rapidly which chemicals require an export authorisation and to check exported products’ compliance with the EU export control legislation. It contains a list of around 1800 chemicals, subject to export controls (restrictions, or prohibitions under sanctions) because of their inclusion in various EU regulations or the Chemical Weapons Convention. The handbook lists all controlled chemicals by their name, EU reference codes, CAS number, and CN codes used for customs declarations, and indicates the EU Regulation under which they are controlled.

The full text of the JRC Handbook is available here.

Source: JRC.

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