informal Prior Informed Consent (iPIC)

iPIC is a voluntary mechanism of information exchange on intended trade between designated authorities in importing and exporting countries which are responsible for issuing trade licenses for ozone-depleting substances (ODS)
 
Globally, more than 70 countries are currently participating and sharing information on their licensing system, registered exporters and importers, quotas and bans: As of November 2013, the follwoing ECA network and associated CEIT countries participate in iPIC:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

How to consult iPIC members ?

It is recommendable to initiate iPIC consultations for all intended ODS trade and independent whether the trade partner is an iPIC member or not. In order to consult iPIC members, please send your request to the designated national iPIC focal points which are available from iPIC online (password protected) with copy to the National Ozone Officer and UNEP's Regional Network Coordinator (or iPIC focal point):

Click here to access iPIC online

How to consult non-iPIC members ?

It is recommendable to initiate iPIC consultations for all intended ODS trade and independent whether the trade partner is an iPIC member or not. In order to consult non-iPIC members, we suggest that you consult:

1) National Ozone Officer of the trade partner: which is available from the OzonAction website:
www.unep.org/ozonaction/InformationResources/Contacts/tabid/6549/Default.aspx

2) With copy to the designated licensing focal which is available from the Ozone Secretariat's website:
http://ozone.unep.org/new_site/en/ozone_data_tools_focal_points_licensing_systems.php

3) With copy to the Regional Network Coordinator (or iPIC focal point) of the relevant Regional Ozone Networks:
http://www.unep.org/ozonaction/Portals/105/documents/network/Table%20of%20Network%20countries-%2031%20Oct%202011.pdf

UNEP's Regional Network Coordinators (or iPIC focal points) might forward the message to additional contacts in the concerned country and encourage them to respond in time. However, in case you do not receive a timely response, you could proceed with issuing the export license.

 

iPIC Template

 

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iPIC Brochure Rus