Call for information and follow-up to the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention

Introduction

At its ninth meeting held in Geneva from 29 April to 10 May 2019, the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention agreed on the decisions contained in annex I to the report of the meeting, document UNEP/FAO/RC/COP.9/23. Many of the decisions included invitations to Parties and others to provide information.

A letter was sent to Parties and observers to solicit information sought in the decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention at its ninth meeting. The individual invitations to submit information are organized by decisions. Information sought in each decision can be transmitted separately, since the deadlines for submission vary.

Similar letters have also been prepared to solicit information sought in the decisions adopted by the conferences of the Parties to the Basel and Stockholm conventions at their 2019 meetings and are available on the Basel and Stockholm convention’s websites.

Letters related to calls for information

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Letter related to calls for information in follow-up to the decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention at its ninth meeting Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication

Specific information requests

Where no submission form is specified, requested information should be transmitted to the Secretariat via the contact point(s) provided in the individual request.
Call for information Submission form / Documents for commenting Deadline Additional information
1. Status of implementation of the Convention

(a) National definition for the term “pesticide”
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As soon as possible
Information submitted by Parties on definitions for the term “pesticide”
(b) Information that may assist other Parties to prepare and notify final regulatory actions, including:
  1. Scientific and technical information relevant to risk evaluation and decision-making on hazardous chemicals and pesticides;
  2. Texts of national legislation and other measures adopted by them to implement and enforce the Convention.
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As soon as possible
Chemical Information Assessment Tool

National legislation submitted to the Secretariat
(c) Information on the implementation of paragraph 2 of Article 11, and Articles 12 and 14 of the Convention
Submission form
31 December 2019 

(d) Information on:
  1. Data on the international trade in chemicals listed or recommended for listing in Annex III to the Convention;
  2. Information on the measurable impact of listing chemicals in Annex III to the Convention.
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As soon as possible
Available information on international trade in chemicals listed or recommended for listing and on the measurable impact of listing chemicals in Annex III
2. Consideration of acetochlor for listing in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention
Information on acetochlor to assist others, in particular developing-country Parties and Parties with economies in transition, to make informed decisions regarding the import and management of acetochlor - As soon as possible Responses to this request will be shared through the PIC Circular
3. Synergies in preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes *
Information about cases of illegal traffic and trade in the chemicals and wastes covered by the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, where the provision of such information is appropriate under existing reporting procedures -
As appropriate
 
4. From science to action *
Information on action being undertaken to promote the implementation of the road map
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30 November 2020
Road map for further engaging Parties and other stakeholders in an informed dialogue for enhanced science-based action in the implementation of the conventions
5. Dates and venue of the next meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions *
Offers to host the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties
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If possible by 31 March 2021
Information on hosting meetings of the conferences of the Parties outside the seats of the Secretariat

* Joint decisions adopted by the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions at their meetings in 2019.

 

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1. Status of implementation of the Convention Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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2. Consideration of acetochlor for listing in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
3. Synergies in preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
4. From science to action Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
5. Dates and venue of the next meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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Questionnaire on exports, export notifications and information exchange - Year 2018 Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish