|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 113|
Council Decision of 15 April 2019 establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the Union as regards the listing of certain chemicals in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention.
Background and further information:
The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade aims to promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among Parties in the international trade of hazardous chemicals, in order to protect human health and the environment, and contribute to the environmentally sound use of those chemicals.
The Convention creates legally binding obligations for the implementation of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure, and protects countries, particularly developing countries, from unwanted imports of chemicals by imposing export obligations on exporting Parties.
At its ninth meeting, which takes place from 29 April to 10 May 2019, the Conference of the Parties is to consider the adoption of decisions to list further chemicals in Annex III to the Convention. Listing in Annex III has the effect that the chemicals will be subject to the prior informed consent procedure under the Convention when traded internationally.
|Subject Categories||Environment, Trade|
|Keywords||Hazardous Chemicals, Pesticides
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|