Text of the Convention

The text of the Rotterdam Convention was adopted by the Conference of the Plenipotentiaries (Rotterdam, 10 September 1998). The text was subsequently amended by the Conference of the Parties at its first meeting (Geneva, 20 - 24 September 2004), fourth meeting (Rome, 27 – 31 October 2008), fifth meeting (Geneva, 20 - 24 June 2011), sixth meeting (Geneva, 28 April – 10 May 2013), seventh meeting (Geneva, 4 – 15 May 2015) and at its eighth meeting (Geneva, 24 April - 5 May 2017).

The text contained in this site is published for information only. It does not substitute the original authentic texts of the Rotterdam Convention and amendments thereto as deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations acting as the Depository of the Convention.

Convention text

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Text and Annexes

(revised in 2017)

The 2017 revised text of the Convention reflects the amendments adopted by the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to list methamidophos as a pesticide in Annex III to the Convention.