PCN submission

Safety data sheet knowledge base – PCN submission

Obligation to PCN submission

The submitter designated by Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/542 shall submit the notification toward the appointed Member State bodies (usually toxicological centers) in accordance with the following general criteria:

  • The UFI shall be notified in all Member States where the mixture is placed on the market
  • The submission shall be made in the official language(s) of the Member State(s) concerned
  • In the case of mixtures placed on the market for industrial use only, submitters may opt for a limited submission (in accordance with Section 5.3 of this Part and Section 3.1.1 of Part B)
  • The notification is free of charge

 

The following information must also be provided when submitting a PCN:

  • Composition*
  • Trade name
  • Colour
  • Packaging
  • Product category
  • Toxicological information
  • Other information regarding the submitter

* Information on non-hazardous components must also be provided during the PCN notification. The information provided in the safety data sheet is not necessarily sufficient to fulfill the obligation to notify.

Specifications regarding UFI and the labelling of hazardous mixtures

Deadlines

By 2025, the UFI must appear on the label of all products classified for health or physical hazards according to the following schedule:

1 January 2021

Notification of the UFI and other product information for mixtures intended for consumer use.

1 January 2021

Notification of the UFI and other product information for mixtures intended for professional use.

1 January 2024

Notification of the UFI and other product information for mixtures intended for industrial use only.

1 January 2025

The end of the transitional period for mixtures already placed on the market.

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