Sixteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.16)

Online, from 8 to 11 September 2020

Venue: Online

Taking into account the global COVID-19 pandemic situation and in order to ensure the health and safety of all meeting participants, the sixteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee was held online.

Overview

The sixteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention was held from 8 to 11 September 2020.

At its sixteenth meeting, the Committee adopted the draft decision guidance document for decabromodiphenyl ether 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.

Additionally, in line with the procedures for banned or severely restricted chemicals (Article 5, Paragraphs 5 and 6), the Committee reviewed a notification of final regulatory action on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds. The Committee found the notification to meet the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention and agreed on an amended recommendation to the Conference of the Parties for listing PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related compounds in Annex III to the Convention. It also adopted a revised draft decision guidance document for these chemicals.

Meeting Documents

  • Working Documents
  • Information Documents

Webinars

Briefing webinars organised to help prepare for forthcoming Chemical Review Committee meeting

Issues and practicalities for the Rotterdam Convention CRC-16 meeting will be presented and discussed.

Briefing webinars organised to help prepare for forthcoming Chemical Review Committee meeting

Briefing webinars organised to help prepare for forthcoming Chemical Review Committee meeting