Procedures for banned or severely restricted chemicals
1. Each Party that has adopted a final regulatory action shall notify the
Secretariat in writing of such action. Such notification shall be made
as soon as possible, and in any event no later than ninety days after
the date on which the final regulatory action has taken effect, and
shall contain the information required by Annex I, where available.
2. Each Party shall, at the date of entry into force of this Convention
for it, notify the Secretariat in writing of its final regulatory
actions in effect at that time, except that each Party that has
submitted notifications of final regulatory actions under the Amended
London Guidelines or the International Code of Conduct need not resubmit
3. The Secretariat shall, as soon as possible, and in any event no later
than six months after receipt of a notification under paragraphs 1
and 2, verify whether the notification contains the information required
by Annex I. If the notification contains the information required, the
Secretariat shall forthwith forward to all Parties a summary of the
information received. If the notification does not contain the
information required, it shall inform the notifying Party accordingly.
4. The Secretariat shall every six months communicate to the Parties a
synopsis of the information received pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2,
including information regarding those notifications which do not contain
all the information required by Annex I.
5. When the Secretariat has received at least one notification from each
of two Prior Informed Consent regions regarding a particular chemical
that it has verified meet the requirements of Annex I, it shall forward
them to the Chemical Review Committee. The composition of the Prior
Informed Consent regions shall be defined in a decision to be adopted by
consensus at the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
6. The Chemical Review Committee shall review the information provided in
such notifications and, in accordance with the criteria set out in
Annex II, recommend to the Conference of the Parties whether the
chemical in question should be made subject to the Prior Informed
Consent procedure and, accordingly, be listed in Annex III.