In the case of an exemption in accordance with Number 2 does the company concerned (which e.g. uses these substances professionally or commercially) still need an authorisation (exemption) or can it use these substances without an authorisation?

An exemption from the Swiss authorities is then only required if
• no use according to Annex 1.17 Number 2 paragraph 1 is given or
• for the substance in question and the purpose of use in question, no application for approval has been submitted in the EU (for which a decision has not yet been taken) or
• for which no approval has been granted by the European Commission (cf. Annex 1.17 Number 2 paragraph 2) and
• the company in Switzerland cannot forego using the substance in question after the expiration of the transitional period defined for this substance.

Last modification 17.07.2019

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