Since the UFI code has become a hot topic, let's take a brief look at its purpose and what it means.
The Unique Formula Identifier, known by its acronym UFI, is a 16-character number that is required on the label of your products that are classified as hazardous mixture.
You can check where to put the UFI code on the CLP label HERE.
In addition to the UFI code, you are also required to provide other information on your mixture for poison centres to use - in other words, it is necessary to carry out a Poison Centres Notification (PCN) in all countries where the product will be sold.
The UFI code and the other information you provided, will primarily be used by poison centres in the event of an emergency call. UFI works to link a specific product on the market to the submitted mixture information. Therefore, it helps to rapidly identify the exact product involved in an incident.
What are the costs for preparing a UFI code and PC notification?
UFI code generation is free.
Generating UFI code is probably the simplest step of the various obligations that companies need to comply with. The UFI code is generated using a UFI generator - available HERE.
2. Next, it is necessary to prepare a product dossier in the IUCLID tool. Using the IUCLID tool is free.
ECHA Cloud Services (IUCLID) is a secure online platform used to distribute ECHA’s IT applications into a private cloud environment. The service is built within ECHA’s IT infrastructure and the use of encrypted communication, regular security audits and updates of all the components make sure that your cloud data is safe and cannot be accessed by anyone else. Login is available HERE.
Since the preparation of a dossier in the IUCLID tool is quite complicated, we can arrange all the steps in your name. We have a very favourable price when we are in charge of both, the preparation of the safety sheet and the execution of the PC notification itself. The exact price depends on the number of your products and we will be happy to inform you by sending the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION: four countries have additional taxes!
BELGIUM: In compliance with Article 9 of the Royal decree of 13 November 2011, the person responsible for placing a hazardous mixture on the Belgian market must pay a one-time fee (i.e. he must pay only once) for each notified mixture or group of equivalent mixtures.
The payment of the fee must happen before the notification. Receipt of payment must be sent directly to the poison centre.
Fee for mixture classified as hazardous on the basis of its health or physical effects is 200 € per product.
You can check more information on Federal public service page available HERE.
HUNGARY: In accordance with national legislation, in particular § 31/A of Act No. XXV of 2000 on chemical safety and §2 (1) of Decree No. 1/2009. (I. 30.) of the Minister of Health on the fees payable for the administrative procedures and services, the notification of hazardous mixtures is subject to an administration and servicing fee.
There are no annual fees.
When submitting notifications via the ECHA portal (PCN notifications) the fees are the following:
- if the submission is an initial notification, the fee is 16,000 HUF/notification,
- when the submission is a new notification after a significant change of composition, the fee of this notification is 12,000 HUF/notification,
- update notifications are free of charge.
Check more information HERE.
IRELAND: The National Poisons Information Centre of Ireland (NPIC) charges an annual retainer for use of it’s telephone number on the SDS of chemical products placed on the market in Ireland.
The annual retainer is €650 per company (or €200 if notifying less than 10 products).
There is quite a few steps that must be completed before you can use the NPIC telephone number. Check more details HERE.
ITALY: in accordance with the Decree of 28 December 2020 (OJ no.78 of 31/3/2021) the fee for registering and maintaining the registration of products within the Dangerous Preparations Archive is 50 € per registrant/year. Check more info HERE.
The payment is valid for 1 year. Example: payment made in April 2023 expire in April 2024.
Please note that the fee is not paid per product but per registrant. It is therefore independent of the number of products you place on the Italian market.
If you want to have correct PC notifications, professionally and well-prepared safety data sheets, we are the right address for you. We create documentation that is always in accordance with the latest legislation.
We cover 27 languages and 36 countries.
As well, we offer a new package that includes both a safety data sheet (SDS) and UFI code / PCN notification for a very good price.
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