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

Rome, Italy, from 20 to 24 September 2021 (tentative)

Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.

The dates and location of the seventeenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee are subject to confirmation, taking into account the number of notifications of final regulatory action and proposals for severely hazardous pesticide formulations to be considered by the Committee, as well as the development of the global COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Overview

The seventeenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention is tentatively scheduled to be held from 20 to 24 September 2021, back to back with the seventeenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention.

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 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 will take place between November 2020 and April 2021. These notifications are as follows:

Candidate chemicals Notifying Party Published in PIC Circular
Carbaryl Mozambique LI (June 2020)
Chlorfenvinphos Mozambique LI (June 2020)
Norway XIII (June 2001)
Iprodione Mozambique LI (June 2020)
European Union L (December 2019)
Methidathion Mozambique LI (June 2020)
Uruguay L (December 2019)
Methyl parathion China L (December 2019)
Uruguay L (December 2019)
Terbufos Mozambique LI (June 2020)
Canada XXVIII (December 2008)
Thiodicarb Mozambique LI (June 2020)
European Union XXVII, June 2008

The intersessional work of any additional notifications of chemicals or proposals for severely hazardous pesticide formulation eligible for review at the seventeenth meeting of the Committee will be undertaken during the months of May to September 2021.

Information about the final dates, venue, agenda, and final meeting documents will be provided on this webpage in due time.

Meeting documents

  • Working Documents
  • Information Documents