Information on the impacts of listing chemicals in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention and information on trade in chemicals listed or recommended for listing in Annex III to the Convention

Once chemicals are listed under the Rotterdam Convention, the prior informed consent procedure has to be applied for these chemicals by Parties to the Convention.

At its meeting on 4-6 June 2018 in Riga, Latvia, the intersessional working group on enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention recommended that the Secretariat continue to collect and share information that is made available on the measurable impacts of listing chemicals in Annex III.

Additionally, during its discussions on status of implementation of the Convention during the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, it was proposed that the Secretariat collect relevant data on trade in chemicals listed or recommended for listing in Annex III to the Convention. The Conference of the Parties decided that the Secretariat, in undertaking its work, should take into account this suggestion. 

Parties, non-Parties, industry, civil society and other stakeholders are invited to provide such information to the Secretariat (andrea.lechner@brsmeas.org), who will post it on this website.

Please note that the information is posted below as received and does not necessarily reflect the views, decisions or policies of the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention, of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations or of the United Nations.

Information on the impacts of listing chemicals in Annex III 

Date
Title
Submitter Download
21 February 2018 A Study on the effect of listing of chemicals in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention European Commission
22 March 2017 Study of information on the impacts of listing chemicals in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention

Information on trade in chemicals recommended for listing

Information submitted by Parties and observers in accordance with paragraph (c) (iv) of Annex II to the Convention regarding trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee

Date
Document
Title
Submitter Download
15 October 2019   UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.15/INF/4/Rev.1  Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee Argentina, Canada, Japan, Mexico, CropLife International 
31 August 2018 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.14/INF/4/Rev.2  Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee Montenegro, CropLife International, Pesticide Action Network International and International POPs Elimination Network
17 August 2017 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/5 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee European Union, Croplife International
21 July 2016  UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.12/INF/4  Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee  European Union, Croplife International  
29 July 2015  UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.11/INF/5  Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee  European Union, Croplife International
29 September 2014 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.10/INF/6 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee European Union, Trinidad and Tobago, Croplife International
20 September 2013 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/INF/8 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee European Union, Croplife International
2 March 2012 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.8/INF/4/Rev.1 Information on trade in the chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee at its eighth meeting European Union, Croplife International
21 February 2011 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.7/INF/3 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee at its seventh meeting Argentina, Australia, Colombia, European Union, Norway, CropLife International, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific
28 January 2010 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.6/INF/2 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee at its sixth meeting CropLife International, Pesticide Action Network UK
28 January 2009 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.5/INF/2 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee at its fifth meeting Canada, Thailand, European Community, Pesticide Action network, Croplife International
10 March 2009 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.5/INF/2/Add.1 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee at its fifth meeting Thailand, Hungary
20 March 2009 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.5/INF/2/Add.2 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee at its fifth meeting Brazil
04 February 2008 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.4/INF/2 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the fourth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee Brazil, Romania, Canada, Thailand, Republic of Korea, Croplife International, Pesticide Action network (PAN)
03 March 2007 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.3/INF.2 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the third meeting of the Chemical Review Committee Cyprus, European Commission, Ukraine, Romania, CropLife International, New Zealand
23 January 2006 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.2/INF/2 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee at its second meeting Canada, Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK), CropLife International, Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE)
3 February 2005 UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.1/INF/5 Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the first meeting of the Chemical Review Committee Australia, Canada, Turkey, Ukraine, Crop Life International, CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council)

Information on trade in Annex III chemicals and in chemicals banned or severely restricted by the exporting Party

Information submitted by Parties in accordance with decision RC-7/2 on the implementation of Articles 11, 12 and 14 of the Convention

Period
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2016 UNEP/FAO/RC/COP.9/INF/8 Responses received from Parties to the questionnaire for the calendar year 2016 on the implementation of paragraph 2 of Article 11 and Articles 12 and 14 of the Rotterdam Convention
2015 UNEP/FAO/RC/COP.8/INF/10 Responses received from Parties to the questionnaire on the implementation of paragraph 2 of Article 11 and Articles 12 and 14 of the Rotterdam Convention
2014 and before UNEP/FAO/RC/COP.7/INF/13 Responses received from parties to the questionnaire on paragraph 2 (c) of Article 11 and on Article 12