Call for Information on Trade

Call for information on trade in the candidate chemicals of which notifications of final regulatory action are tentatively scheduled for review by the Chemical Review Committee at its seventeenth meeting (20 – 24 September 2021):

Parties and other interested observers are invited to submit by 18 December 2020 information on ongoing international trade for the following seven candidate chemicals:

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

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].

  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 Circulars LII and LIII issued in December 2020 and June 2021, respectively).

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

Contact

Information can be submitted by 18 December 2020 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)
Avenue de la Paix 8-14
1211 Genève 10, Switzerland
Fax: (+41) (0) 22 917 8098
Email : brs@brsmeas.org 

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[1] http://www.pic.int/TheConvention/ChemicalReviewCommittee/Guidance/tabid/1060/ctl/Download/mid/14721/language/en-US/Default.aspx?id=1&ObjID=47480 (CRC handbook).