Fifteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.15)

Rome, Italy, from 8 to 10 October 2019

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

Overview

The fifteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention was held from 8 to 10 October 2019 at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, back-to-back with the fifteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention which convened from 1 to 4 October 2019 at the same venue. 

At its fifteenth meeting, the Committee  adopted the draft decision guidance document for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds, and decided to forward it 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 amitrole, decabromodiphenyl ether and nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates. The Committee recommended listing decabromodiphenyl ether in Annex III to the Convention. A draft decision guidance document will be developed in the intersessional period.

Meeting Documents

  • Working Documents
  • Information Documents

Webinars

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

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered at the forthcoming meetings of the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC), to be held respectively on 1 to 4 October 2019 and 8 to 10 October 2019, in Rome, Italy.

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

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

Media

POPRC-14: ENB daily coverage

CRC-15: ENB daily coverage

Coverage of the CRC-15 by the IISD and its Earth Negotiations Bulletin

 

Press Release: UN experts recommend stricter trade measures for PFOA

Read the BRS Press Release summarising outcomes of the 15th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention, which concluded 10 October 2019 at FAO headquarters in Rome.

  CRC-15: photo gallery on flickr

BRS Mobile App

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