Intersessional Task Group work between the eighteenth and nineteenth meetings of the Committee

Intersessional Task Groups are established by the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) to undertake an initial assessment of candidate chemicals tentatively scheduled for consideration by the CRC.

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

Following past practice, this intersessional work is being advanced to March to June 2023.

The draft reports posted on this page will be finalized at the task group pre-meetings, to be held prior to the Committee’s nineteenth meeting. The Task Group pre-meetings are open to all Committee members as well as to observers registered to participate in the nineteenth meeting of the CRC. The final reports from the Task Groups will be made available to the whole Committee as electronic Conference Room Papers (CRPs) for the meeting.

Pre-meeting schedule

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

Monday, 2 October 2023:

  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Task Group 1 on ethion in Philippines room
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Task Group 3 on bromacil in Ethiopia room
  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Task Group 2 on chlorpyrifos in Philippines room
  • 2:00 - 5:00 pm: Task Group 4 on diarsenic pentaoxide and mercury in Ethiopia room

Download the tentative schedule of pre-meetings.

Draft Task Group Reports


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Intersessional Task Group report on bromacil_Türkiye and Costa Rica48.92 K
Intersessional Task Group report on chlorpyrifos_ Malaysia, Sri Lanka, European Union and Türkiye75.71 K
Intersessional Task Group report on diarsenic pentaoxide_Republic of Korea and European Union46.54 K
Intersessional Task Group report on ethion_Mozambique and Türkiye51.86 K
Intersessional Task Group report on mercury_ Indonesia, European Union, Türkiye and Colombia64.71 K