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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

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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

[preamble]

The Parties to this Convention,

Aware of the harmful impact on human health and the environment from certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade,

Recalling the pertinent provisions of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and chapter 19 of Agenda 21 on "Environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals, including prevention of illegal international traffic in toxic and dangerous products",

Mindful of the work undertaken by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the operation of the voluntary Prior Informed Consent procedure, as set out in the UNEP Amended London Guidelines for the Exchange of Information on Chemicals in International Trade (hereinafter referred to as the "Amended London Guidelines") and the FAO International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides (hereinafter re-ferred to as the "International Code of Conduct"),

Taking into account the circumstances and particular requirements of developing countries and countries with economies in transition, in particular the need to strengthen national capabilities and capacities for the management of chemicals, including transfer of technology, providing financial and technical assistance and promoting cooperation among the Parties,

Noting the specific needs of some countries for information on transit movements,.Recognizing that good management practices for chemicals should be promoted in all countries, taking into account, inter alia, the voluntary standards laid down in the International Code of Conduct and the UNEP Code of Ethics on the International Trade in Chemicals,

Desiring to ensure that hazardous chemicals that are exported from their territory are packaged and labelled in a manner that is adequately protective of human health and the environment, consistent with the principles of the Amended London Guidelines and the International Code of Conduct,

Recognizing that trade and environmental policies should be mutually supportive with a view to achieving sustainable development,

Emphasizing that nothing in this Convention shall be interpreted as implying in any way a change in the rights and obligations of a Party under any existing international agreement applying to chemicals in international trade or to environmental protection,

Understanding that the above recital is not intended to create a hierarchy between this Convention and other international agreements,

Determined to protect human health, including the health of consumers and workers, and the environment against potentially harmful impacts from certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade,

Have agreed as follows:


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