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Increased EU Imports of Hazardous Chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) annual report on the trade of chemicals that are banned or severely restricted in the EU shows that the imports of PIC chemicals increased over 20 fold, from 883 119,74 tonnes in 2021 to 19 698 668,33 tonnes in 2022. This is due to benzene as a constituent being added to the list of chemicals subject to PIC in 2022.

The report also found a 24% increase in exports of banned or severely restricted chemicals to non-EU countries from 2021 to 2022. Overall, almost 980 941,51 tonnes of PIC chemicals were exported during the year.

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