Call for Information on Trade

Call for information on trade in the candidate chemicals of which notifications of final regulatory action are scheduled for review by the Chemical Review Committee at its fourteenth meeting (11-14 September 2018):

Parties and other interested observers are invited to submit information on ongoing international trade for the following three candidate chemicals by 15 July 2018:

Candidate chemicals  Notifying Party  Published in PIC Circular 
Hexabromocyclododecane Canada XLVII (June 2018)
Methyl-parathion Panama XLVII (June 2018)
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its
salts and PFOA related compounds
Canada XLVII (June 2018)
Norway XLI (June 2015)

For each of the chemicals listed above, a notification of final regulatory action from each of at least two PIC regions has been submitted to the Secretariat in line with Article 5 (procedures for banned and severely restricted chemicals) of the Convention. The Secretariat has verified these notifications as being complete against the information requirements of Annex I of the Convention.

Process for collection of information on ongoing international trade 

According to the criteria for listing banned or severely restricted chemicals in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention, Annex II, paragraph (c)(iv), indicates that the Chemical Review Committee should consider whether there is evidence of ongoing international trade in the chemicals it reviews. 

In line with the process for collecting information on ongoing international trade adopted by the Chemical Review Committee at its first meeting, countries and other interested parties are invited to submit information on ongoing trade and use of the above-listed chemicals.

  1. The notifying Parties are being requested to provide, where available, information on:
    1. the last time they imported the chemical;
    2. whether or not they manufactured the chemical and, if so,
    3. whether they continue to export it.
  2. The global industry associations are being requested to provide a response as to whether the above chemicals are manufactured and traded.
  3. NGOs dealing with pesticides or industrial chemicals are being requested to provide a response as to whether the above chemicals are manufactured and traded.
  4. Designated national authorities (DNAs) are requested to provide information on trade through the cover letter of the PIC Circular (PIC Circular XLVII issued June 2018).

Information should, as much as possible, be submitted in English, the working language of the Chemical Review Committee.

Contact

Information can be submitted by e-mail, fax or surface mail to:

Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy
Fax: (+39) 06 5705 3224
E-mail: pic@fao.org

United National Environment Programme (UNEP)
11-13, Chemin des Anémones
1219 Châtelaine, Switzerland
Fax: (+41) (0) 22 917 8098
Email : pic@pic.int