Fourteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.14)

Rome, Italy, from 11 to 13 September 2018

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

Overview

The fourteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention was held from 11 to 13 September 2018 at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, back-to-back with the fourteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention which convened from 17 to 21 September 2018 at the same venue.

At its fourteenth meeting, the Committee adopted draft decision guidance documents for acetochlor, hexabromocyclododecane and phorate, and decided to forward them to the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties, together with a recommendation to list these chemicals in Annex III to the Convention. The Committee also agreed on updates to the Handbook of Working Procedures and Policy Guidance for the Chemical Review Committee.

Additionally, in line with the procedures for banned or severely restricted chemicals (Article 5, Paragraphs 5 and 6), the Committee reviewed notifications of final regulatory action on hexabromocyclododecane, methyl-parathion and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA related compounds. The Committee recommended listing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds in Annex III to the Convention. A draft decision guidance document will be developed in the intersessional period.

Working language: The working language of the meeting was English.

Meeting Documents

  • Report
  • Working Documents
  • Information Documents

Webinars

Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC), held, respectively, on 11-13 September 2018 and 17-21 September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee
 
Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered at the forthcoming meetings of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC), to be held, respectively, on 11-14 September 2018 and 17-21 September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee
 

Briefing given to the Permanent Missions to the United Nations based in Geneva

Media

POPRC-14: ENB daily coverage

CRC-14: ENB daily coverage

Coverage of the CRC-14 by the IISD and its Earth Negotiations Bulletin

 CRC-14: photo gallery on flickr
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Press Release: 4 hazardous chemicals recommended to be listed in Rotterdam Convention annex

UN scientific committee recommends international trade measures for an additional 4 chemicals known to be harmful to human health and the environment.

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