Intersessional Task Group work between the seventeenth and eighteenth meetings of the Committee

Intersessional Task Groups are established by the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) to undertake an initial assessment of candidate chemicals tentatively scheduled for consideration by the CRC.

Each Intersessional Task Group prepares a report, which includes its assessment of whether the individual notifications meet the criteria set out in Annex II to the Rotterdam Convention. The notifications are available below. The initial review by the Intersessional Task Groups is intended to facilitate the work of the Committee and does not replace the requirement for each of the notifications of candidate chemicals to be considered by the entire Committee.

This intersessional work is being advanced to February till May 2022, taking into account that the terms of office of 17 of the Committee’s members were extended until the closure of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in June 2022. As such, there would not be sufficient time between this date and the Committee’s meeting to effectively carry out the intersessional work.

The draft reports that will be posted on this page will be finalized at the task group pre-meetings, to be held prior to the Committee’s eighteenth meeting. The Task Group pre-meetings are open to all Committee members as well as to observers registered to participate in the eighteenth meeting of the CRC. The final reports from the Task Groups will be made available to the whole Committee as electronic Conference Room Papers (CRPs) for the meeting.

Draft Task Group Reports from the first round of intersessional work


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Intersessional Task Group report on Carbaryl48.15 K
Intersessional Task Group report on Chlorfenvinphos32.51 K
Intersessional Task Group report on Methidathion26.77 K
Intersessional Task Group report on Methyl bromide31.62 K
Intersessional Task Group report on Methyl-parathion35.94 K
Intersessional Task Group report on Mirex84 K
Intersessional Task Group report on Thiodicarb31.92 K

Documents for intersessional task group work

Please note that the below “unedited advance” documents are for the intersessional Task Group work only. Official meeting documents for the eighteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee will be made available on the “Overview” page closer to the meeting.

  • Working documents
  • Information documents