Candidate Chemicals

When two notifications for the same chemical from two different PIC regions have been verified to meet the information requirements of Annex I to the Convention, this chemical becomes a "candidate chemical" and is scheduled for review by the Chemical Review Committee (CRC).

When one proposal for a severely hazardous pesticide formulation (SHPF) from a developing country or a country with an economy in transition has been verified to contain the information required by Part 2 of Annex IV of the Convention, this formulation becomes a candidate formulation for listing in Annex III and is scheduled for review by the CRC.

Chemicals scheduled for review by the Chemical Review Committee

The following chemicals will be reviewed by the Chemical Review Committee. Due to the large number of candidate chemicals, the Committee will prioritize the review of candidate chemicals at its meetings..

Chemical
CAS No.
Category
(as per notification submitted) 
Amitrole 61-82-5
Pesticide
Atrazine 1912-24-9
Pesticide
Azinphos-ethyl 2642-71-9
Pesticide
Benzidine and its salts 92-87-5
Industrial
Carbaryl 63-25-2
Pesticide
Carbon tetrachloride 56-23-5
Pesticide & Industrial
Chlorfenvinphos 470-90-6
Pesticide
Cyhexatin 13121-70-5
Pesticide
Dicofol 115-32-2
Pesticide
Endrin 72-20-8
Pesticide
Mercury 7439-97-6
Pesticide & Industrial
Methidathion 950-37-8
Pesticide
Methyl bromide 74-83-9
Pesticide
Methyl parathion 298-00-0
Pesticide
Mirex 2385-85-5
Pesticide & Industrial
Paraquat 4685-14-7
Pesticide
Thiodicarb 59669-26-0
Pesticide
Zineb 12122-67-7
Pesticide

Chemicals for which Decision Guidance Documents (DGDs) are under development

For each chemical that the Chemical Review Committee has decided to recommend for listing in Annex III, it shall prepare a draft decision guidance document (DGD). The recommendation together with the draft DGD shall be forwarded to the Conference of the Parties. The Conference of the Parties shall decide whether the chemical should be made subject to the Prior Informed Consent procedure and, accordingly, list the chemical in Annex III and approve the draft decision guidance document.

List of chemicals for which DGDs are under development, including Parties that submitted the FRA notifications, decisions of the Chemical Review Committee, development status of the draft DGDs, composition of the intersessional drafting groups and workplans for the preparation of draft DGDs: 

Chemical
CAS No.
Category
Notifying Parties
CRC decisions
Draft DGD development
Iprodione 36734-19-7 Pesticide European Union
Mozambique
CRC-17/1
  • Composition of the drafting group
  • Workplan
Terbufos 13071-79-9 Pesticide Canada
Mozambique
CRC-17/2
  • Composition of the drafting group
  • Workplan

Decision CRC-9/4
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan Fenthion  
Decision CRC-9/3
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan methamidophos  
Decision CRC-10/4
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan for the preparation of DGDs  
Decision CRC-10/5
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan for the preparation of DGDs  
Decision CRC-11/3
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan Carbofuran
Decision CRC-11/4
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan Fenthion