Rotterdam Convention | 20-24 September 2021 | Seventeenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.17)



OVERVIEW

The seventeenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention will be held online from 20 to 24 September 2021. At its seventeenth meeting, the Committee will consider notifications of final regulatory actions on carbaryl, chlorfenvinphos, iprodione, methidathion, methyl parathion, terbufos and thiodicarb. Further technical information about the online meeting will be provided in due time.

Due to an expected high work load at the seventeenth meeting, the Bureau of the Chemical Review Committee decided to advise the Committee to bring forward its intersessional work on notifications for a number of chemicals where notifications of final regulatory action meeting the requirements of Annex I to the Convention had been received from at least two prior informed consent regions. The preliminary review of those notifications by the Bureau and the intersessional task groups took place between November 2020 and April 2021. These notifications are as follows:



Candidate chemicalsNotifying PartyPublished in PIC Circular
CarbarylMozambiqueLI (June 2020)
chlorfenvinphos 
MozambiqueLI (June 2020)
Mozambique, NorwayXIII (June 2001)
IprodioneMozambiqueLI (June 2020)
European UnionL (December 2019)
methidathion MozambiqueLI (June 2020)
UruguayL (December 2019)
Methyl parathionChinaL (December 2019)
UruguayL (December 2019)
TerbufosMozambiqueLI (June 2020)
CanadaXXVIII (December 2008)
Thiodicarb MozambiqueLI (June 2020)
European UnionXXVII, June 2008

In addition, further notifications of final regulatory action meeting the requirements of Annex I to the Convention have subsequently been received from at least two prior informed consent regions. The review of these notifications set out in the below table is being undertaken during the months of May to September 2021.

Candidate chemicalsNotifying PartyPublished in PIC Circular
AmitroleEcuadorLII (December 2020)
Carbon tetrachlorideEcuadorLII (December 2020)
Methyl bromideColombiaLII (December 2020)
MirexEcuadorLII (December 2020)
ParaquatMalaysiaLII (December 2020)
MozambiqueLII (December 2020)

Taking into account the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the fact that it is not feasible for the Committee to meet in a face to face setting in 2021, as well as challenges linked to an online meeting such as time zone differences and availability of stable internet connections, the Bureau agreed to prioritize the agenda of its seventeenth meeting.


Link to the Seventeenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.17)



                   

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