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 of 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 are scheduled for review by the fourteenth session of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-14), to be held in Rome from 11 - 14 September 2018.

Chemical CAS No. Category (as per notification submitted) 
Methyl-parathion 298-00-0 Pesticide
Hexabromocyclododecane 25637-99-4
3194-55-6
134237-50-6
134237-51-7
134237-52-8
Industrial chemical
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and
PFOA-related compounds
335-67-1
3825-26-1
335-95-5
2395-00-8
335-93-3
335-66-0
376-27-2
3108-24-5
(list is not exhaustive)
Industrial chemical

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.

The following draft DGD scheduled for review by the fourteenth session of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-14), to be held in Rome from 11 - 14 September 2018.

Chemical CAS No. Category
Notifying Parties 
Hexabromocyclododecane 25637-99-4
3194-55-6
134237-50-6
134237-51-7
134237-52-8
Industrial chemical  Japan
Norway

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