Eighteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.18)

Rome, Italy, from 19 to 23 September 2022

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

Overview

The eighteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention took place from 19 to 23 September 2022 in Rome, Italy, back to back with the eighteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention.

At its eighteenth meeting, the Committee adopted draft decision guidance documents for iprodione and terbufos 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.

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, carbaryl, carbon tetrachloride, chlorfenvinphos, methidathion, methyl bromide, methyl parathion, mirex, paraquat and thiodicarb. The Committee found notifications on chlorfenvinphos, methyl bromide and paraquat to meet the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention. Having two notifications for methyl bromide and paraquat from two different PIC regions meeting the criteria, the Committee recommended listing these two pesticides in Annex III to the Convention. Draft decision guidance documents for these chemicals will be developed in the intersessional period.

The review of notifications on carbaryl, chlorfenvinphos, methidathion and thiodicarb will continue at the nineteenth meeting of the Committee.

Meeting documents

  • Report
  • Working Documents
  • Information documents
  • Reference documents

Webinars

Outcomes of the eighteenth meetings the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

The objective of this online briefing is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcomes of the eighteenth meetings of the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee (CRC-18) and the Stockholm Convention’s Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-18).

Outcomes of the eighteenth meetings the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

Outcomes of the eighteenth meetings the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee
 
Online briefings on the eighteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-18) and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-18)

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered by the eighteenth meetings of the CRC and POPRC, to be held respectively from 19 to 23 September 2022 and from 26 to 30 September 2022, in Rome, Italy.

Online briefings on the eighteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-18) and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-18)

Online briefings on the eighteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-18) and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-18)
 

Media

DSC_0433_Group photo with Secretariat CRC-18: photo gallery on flickr