Rotterdam Convention | COP Considers Listing Seven Chemicals to Annex III, Enhancing Convention Effectiveness



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(*) The COP will consider listing seven additional chemicals in Annex III, which includes pesticides and industrial chemicals that have been banned or severely restricted for health or environmental reasons by two or more Parties.

29 April 2019: The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade is considering, among other issues, proposals to list seven additional chemicals in Annex III [...], which includes pesticides and industrial chemicals that have been banned or severely restricted for health or environmental reasons by two or more Parties.

Three new chemicals are proposed for listing, namely acetochlor and phorate (pesticides) and exabromocyclodecane (an industrial chemical). The COP will also consider four chemicals previous COPs recommended for listing, which met the criteria but for which consensus was not reached, namely carbosulfan, fenthion and paraquat formulations, and chrysotile asbestos.

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