Licensing and registration of operators – trade between the EU and third countries
The table below gives guidance on the licensing and registration requirements for operators under each category of scheduled substance for trade between the EU and Third Countries as required by Council Regulation (EC) No. 111/2005 (as amended).
The licence and registration requirements for these categories also include operators engaged in intermediary activities.
Import authorisation, export authorisation and PEN requirements
All exports of scheduled substances listed in category 1 and exports of scheduled substances listed in categories 2 and 3 to certain destination countries must be preceded by a pre-export notification (PEN) sent from the competent authorities in the exporting country to the competent authorities of the importing country.
The table below gives guidance on the export and import authorisations and export PEN requirements under each category of scheduled substance for trade between the EU and third countries as required by Council Regulation (EC) No. 111/2005 (as amended). An export authorisation is required per transaction.
Pre-export Notification (PEN)
The Pre-Export Notification (PEN) Online is developed by UNODC/INCB and is used by the Member States exporting precursor chemicals to alert the national competent authorities in the importing country with the details of the export transaction. The HPRA uses this system to notify an importing country when required.
* Registration and customer declaration required for quantities that exceed (per calendar year):
Ethyl ether: 20kg
Hydrochloric acid: 100kg
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK): 50kg
Sulphuric acid: 100kg