Call for Information on Trade

Call for information on trade in the candidate chemicals for which notifications of final regulatory action are tentatively scheduled for review by the Chemical Review Committee at its eighteenth meeting (19 – 23 September 2022):

Parties and others were invited to submit by 30 June 2021 information on ongoing international trade for twelve chemicals to be considered by the Committee at its seventeenth meeting. Among these twelve chemicals, the below listed ten chemicals are again scheduled for consideration at the Committee’s eighteenth meeting. Additional information for trade on these chemicals can be submitted by 30 July 2022.

Candidate chemicals Notifying Party Published in PIC Circular
Amitrole Ecuador LII (December 2020)
Carbaryl Bosnia and Herzegovina LII (December 2020)
Mozambique LI (June 2020)
Türkiye LIII (June 2021)
Carbon tetrachloride Ecuador LII (December 2020)
Chlorfenvinphos Mozambique LI (June 2020)
Norway XIII (June 2001)
Türkiye LIII (June 2021)
Methidathion Mozambique LI (June 2020)
Türkiye LIII (June 2021)
Uruguay L (December 2019)
Methyl bromide   Colombia LII (December 2020)
Indonesia LIII (June 2021)
Methyl parathion China L (December 2019)
Indonesia LIII (June 2021)
Uruguay L (December 2019)
Mirex  Ecuador LII (December 2020)
Indonesia LIII (June 2021)
Paraquat Malaysia LII (December 2020)
Mozambique LII (December 2020)
Thiodicarb Mozambique LI (June 2020)
Türkiye LIII (June 2021)

 

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, Parties and others 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) were 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 30 July 2022 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@un.org