Decision (EU) 2015/423 establishing the position to be adopted as regards the amendments of Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention

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On 18 December 2014 the European Commission presented a proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the Union regarding proposed amendments to Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention. The Council of the European Union adopted the Decision on 6 March 2015.

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The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade represents a major step forward in the international regulation of certain hazardous chemicals, including pesticides. Its objective is to promote shared responsibility and co-operative efforts among the Parties in the international trade of such chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm and to contribute to their environmentally sound use.

The Convention entered into force on 24 February 2004. By Decision 2006/730/EC of 25 September 2006, the Council approved the Convention on behalf of the European Community.

At its seventh meeting in Geneva in May 2015, the Conference of the Parties (COP7) is expected to take decisions on the inclusion of further chemicals in Annex III to the Convention, making them subject to the PIC procedure.

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EUR-Lex: COM(2014)746: Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted with regard to amendments to Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention

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