Nineteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.19)

Rome, Italy, 3-6 October 2023

Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.

Highlights

The nineteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention took place from 3 to 6 October 2023 in Rome, Italy, back to back with the nineteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention.

At its nineteenth meeting, the Committee adopted draft decision guidance documents for methyl bromide and paraquat and decided to forward them to the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties, together with a recommendation to list these chemicals in Annex III to the Convention.

Additionally, in line with the procedures for banned or severely restricted chemicals (Article 5, paragraphs 5 and 6), the Committee reviewed the following notifications of final regulatory action on bromacil, carbaryl, chlorfenvinphos, chlorpyrifos, diarsenic pentaoxide, ethion, mercury, methidathion and thiodicarb. The Committee found notifications on bromacil, chlorpyrifos, diarsenic pentaoxide and mercury to meet the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention. Having at least two notifications for chlorpyrifos and mercury from two different PIC regions meeting the criteria, the Committee recommended listing these two chemicals in Annex III to the Convention. Draft decision guidance documents for these chemicals will be developed in the intersessional period.

The review of notifications on carbaryl, chlorfenvinphos, ethion, methidathion and thiodicarb will continue at the twentieth meeting of the Committee.

Meeting documents

  • Report
  • Working documents
  • Information documents

Webinars

Outcomes of the nineteenth meetings the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the outcomes of the 19th meetings of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm Convention, held respectively on 3-6 October 2023 and 9-13 October 2023, in Rome, Italy.

Outcomes of the nineteenth meetings the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

Outcomes of the nineteenth meetings the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee
 
Online briefings on the nineteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm Convention

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered by the nineteenth meetings of the CRC and POPRC, to be held respectively from 3 to 6 October 2023 and from 9 to 13 October 2022, in Rome, Italy.

Online briefings on the nineteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm Convention

Online briefings on the nineteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm Convention
 

Media

CRC - 06.10.2023-73 CRC-19: photo gallery on flickr