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.


The fifteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention will be 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 will convene from 1 to 4 October 2019 at the same venue. 

At its fifteenth meeting, the Committee will consider the draft decision guidance document for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds, developed by the intersessional drafting group. 

Additionally, in line with the procedures for banned or severely restricted chemicals (Article 5, Paragraphs 5 and 6) , the Committee will review the following notifications of final regulatory action forwarded by the Secretariat, in accordance to the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention:

Candidate chemicals  Notifying Party  Published in PIC Circular 
European Union XLIX (June 2019)
Thailand XX (December 2004)
Decabromodiphenyl ether
Canada XLVIII (December 2018)
Japan XLVIII (December 2018)
Norway XXXIX (June 2014)
Nonylphenols and nonylphenol
European Union XXIII (June 2006)
South Africa XLVI (December 2017)
Switzerland XXXVI (December 2012)

Meeting Documents

  • Working Documents
  • Information Documents