Notifying the Product Registry of the importation of hazardous chemicals
All companies that import hazardous chemicals for commercial use in Denmark must notify the Product Registry of the products. Following notification, products are assigned a PR (product registration) number that must be attached to the packaging and the safety data sheet for the product.
The Danish WEA, Arbejdstilsynet, requires that companies and contractors who import or carry hazardous substances or materials into Denmark for professional use must notify the Product Registry of the products. This also applies if a company brings hazardous chemical products for its own use into Denmark. Notification must take place at the latest one month after importing the product to Denmark.
When must the Product Registry be notified?
The Product Registry must be notified of a chemical product when it:
- is hazardous, typically when labelled with a hazard symbol
- will be used professionally in Denmark
- is imported or produced in amounts over 100 kg per annum.
How to notify the Product Registry
Your enter notifications to the Product Registry online. Overall access to the different notification types and volume reporting is provided here.
Please contact the Product Registry to get a user profile, if you need to logon for the first time.
What information must the notification contain?
- The name of the manufacturer
- Product trade name
- Chemical composition up to 100 percent
- The product's hazard symbol
- Product's physical state
- State Danish importer with CBR number.
After notification, products are assigned a PR number
When the notification has been correctly submitted, a PR number (Product Registry) will be automatically allocated. This is proof that the Product Registry has been notified of the product. If a company brings hazardous products from its home country, the PR number assigned will be for a limited period, usually one year.
What are the duties of an importer of hazardous products?
Companies that carry or import hazardous products to Denmark have a duty both to notify the Product Registry and to ensure that the notification is up to date at all times. When the product is registered it is assigned a PR number which the company must write on the product's packaging and safety data sheet. The company must inform the product Registry annually how much of the product has been imported.
Companies that produce, import or change the name of hazardous chemical products for commercial use in Denmark have a duty to notify the Product Registry.
Contact the Product Registry
Monday to Friday 8 - 15.30
+45 70 12 12 88