Technical assistance for Implementation of Export and Import of hazardous Chemicals Regulation (PIC Regulation)

Organizers

Central Finance and Contracts Unit, Turkey; Ankey Consulting, Turkey, with the special participation of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Turkey and Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency, Italy.

Workshop Objectives

To support the ratification of the Convention in Turkey as non-Party that has deposed the signature instrument in 1998 and to enhance the institutional capacity and knowledge of the Rotterdam Convention at national level. In particular, to meet the key obligations of the Convention:

  • Article 5 on banned and severely restricted chemicals
  • Article 10 on PIC procedure and import responses
  • Article 12 on export notification
  • Article 14 on information exchange

Target Audience

The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU), Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MoFAL), Ministry of Customs and Trade (MoCT) and Ministry of Economy (MoE), Ministry of Labour (MoL) and Customs Authority, including the participants from the Chemical Industry associations.

Workshop Documents

 
TitleEnglish
Items: 4 
Agenda20.81 K
Information Exchange under the Rotterdam Convention199.89 K
Overview of the Rotterdam Convenion348.55 K
Key Steps in the Ratification Process288.37 K

Outcome

  • The steps towards Ratification of the Rotterdam Convention explained and elaborated
  • The basis for future cooperation with different stakeholders especially with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization established
  • DNAs role in coordinating a national action for the enforcement of the Convention
  • Involvement of Customs Authorities and Private sector when import and export are occurring
  • Preparation of export notifications under the scope of the Convention
  • Articles 5 and 10 as the main provisions of the PIC Procedure and information exchange explained

Contact Information

Elisabetta Tagliati: elisabetta.tagliati@fao.org

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