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Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardouschemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, Rotterdam, 10-11 September 1998

[Preamble]

Annex I - Resolutions Adopted By The Conference Of Plenipotentiaries On The Convention On The Prior Informed Consent Procedure For Certain Hazardous Chemicals And Pesticides In International Trade

1. Resolution on interim arrangements

I
II
III

2. Resolution Concerning the Secretariat

3. Tribute to the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Annex II - Statement By The President Of The Conference Of PlenipotentiarIes On The Convention On The Prior Informed Consent Procedure For Certain Hazardous Chemicals And Pesticides In International Trade

[statement]

Annex III - Rotterdam Convention On The Prior Informed Consent Procedure For Certain Hazardous Chemicals And Pesticides In International Trade

[preamble]

Article 1 - Objective

Article 2 - Definitions

Article 3 - Scope of the Convention

Article 4 - Designated national authorities

Article 5 - Procedures for banned or severely restricted chemicals

Article 6 - Procedures for severely hazardous pesticide formulations

Article 7 - Listing of chemicals in Annex III

Article 8 - Chemicals in the voluntary Prior Informed Consent procedure

Article 9 - Removal of chemicals from Annex III

Article 10 - Obligations in relation to imports of chemicals listed in Annex III

Article 11 - Obligations in relation to exports of chemicals listed in Annex III

Article 12 - Export notification

Article 13 - Information to accompany exported chemicals

Article 14 - Information exchange

Article 15 - Implementation of the Convention

Article 16 - Technical assistance

Article 17 - Non-Compliance

Article 18 - Conference of the Parties

Article 19 - Secretariat

Article 20 - Settlement of disputes

Article 21 - Amendments to the Convention

Article 22 - Adoption and amendment of annexes

Article 23 - Voting

Article 24 - Signature

Article 25 - Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession

Article 26 - Entry into force

Article 27 - Reservations

Article 28 - Withdrawal

Article 29 - Depositary

Article 30 - Authentic texts

Annex I - Information Requirements For Notifications Made Pursuant To Article 5

1. Properties, identification and uses
2. Final regulatory action

Annex II - Criteria For Listing Banned Or Severely Restricted Chemicals In Annex III

Annex III - Chemicals Subject To The Prior Informed Consent Procedure

Annex IV - Information and Criteria for Listing Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations in Annex III

Part 1. Documentation required from a proposing Party Proposals submitted pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article 6 shall include adequate documentation containing the following information:
Part 2. Information to be collected by the Secretariat Pursuant to paragraph 3 of Article 6, the Secretariat shall collect relevant information relating to the formulation, including:
Part 3. Criteria for listing severely hazardous pesticide formulations in Annex III

Annex V - Information Requirements For Export Notification

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Manifest

SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (1998)

United Nations (UN)

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Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardouschemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, Rotterdam, 10-11 September 1998

Annex III - Rotterdam Convention On The Prior Informed Consent Procedure For Certain Hazardous Chemicals And Pesticides In International Trade

Annex IV - Information and Criteria for Listing Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations in Annex III

Part 1. Documentation required from a proposing Party Proposals submitted pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article 6 shall include adequate documentation containing the following information:

(a) Name of the hazardous pesticide formulation;

(b) Name of the active ingredient or ingredients in the formulation;

(c) Relative amount of each active ingredient in the formulation;

(d) Type of formulation;

(e) Trade names and names of the producers, if available;

(f) Common and recognized patterns of use of the formulation within the proposing Party;

(g) A clear description of incidents related to the problem, including the adverse effects and the way in which the formulation was used;

(h) Any regulatory, administrative or other measure taken, or intended to be taken, by the proposing Party in response to such incidents.

Part 2. Information to be collected by the Secretariat Pursuant to paragraph 3 of Article 6, the Secretariat shall collect relevant information relating to the formulation, including:

(a) The physico-chemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological properties of the formulation;

(b) The existence of handling or applicator restrictions in other States;

(c) Information on incidents related to the formulation in other States;

(d) Information submitted by other Parties, international organizations, non-governmental organizations or other relevant sources, whether national or international;

(e) Risk and/or hazard evaluations, where available;

(f) Indications, if available, of the extent of use of the formulation, such as the number of registrations or production or sales quantity;

(g) Other formulations of the pesticide in question, and incidents, if any, relating to these formulations;

(h) Alternative pest-control practices;

(i) Other information which the Chemical Review Committee may identify as relevant.

Part 3. Criteria for listing severely hazardous pesticide formulations in Annex III

In reviewing the proposals forwarded by the Secretariat pursuant to paragraph 5 of Article 6, the Chemical Review Committee shall take into account:

(a) The reliability of the evidence indicating that use of the formulation, in accordance with common or recognized practices within the proposing Party, resulted in the reported incidents;

(b) The relevance of such incidents to other States with similar climate, conditions and patterns of use of the formulation;

(c) The existence of handling or applicator restrictions involving technology or techniques that may not be reasonably or widely applied in States lacking the necessary infrastructure;

(d) The significance of reported effects in relation to the quantity of the formulation used;

(e) That intentional misuse is not in itself an adequate reason to list a formulation in Annex III.


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