CRC.14 Task Group Reports and Pre-meeting Schedule

Task Groups are created by the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) to undertake a preliminary review of candidate chemicals scheduled for consideration by the CRC at its 14th meeting.

Each Task Group prepares a report, which includes their assessment of whether the individual notifications meet the criteria set out in the Rotterdam Convention. The notifications are available as meeting documents on the Meeting Documents page. The initial review by the Task Group is intended to facilitate the work of the Committee and does not replace the requirement for each of the candidate chemicals to be considered by the entire Committee.

The draft reports posted on this page are the result of intersessional work by the Task Groups and are to be finalized at the Task Group pre-meeting, held on Tuesday, 11 September 2018. These Task Group pre-meetings are open to all Committee members as well as to observers.

Members and observers of the Committee are invited to provide comments on the draft reports to the Secretariat (; These comments will be considered at the pre-meetings.

The final reports from the Task Groups are being made available to the whole Committee as electronic Conference Room Papers (CRP).

Pre-meeting schedule

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Roma

Tuesday, 11 September 2018:

  • 9.30 – 11.00: Task Group on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds in Philippines room (C-277)
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Task Group on hexabromocyclododecane in Philippines room (C-277)
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Task Group on methyl parathion in Ethiopia room (C-285)

Draft Task Group Reports


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Draft report of the Task Group on HBCD35.49 K
Draft report of the Task Group on MethylParathion36.4 K
Draft report of the Task Group on PFOA52.7 K