The seventeenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-17) to the Rotterdam Convention will review notifications of final regulatory action on seven chemicals and, if warranted, will prepare recommendations for listing them in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.
When a party to the Rotterdam Convention takes final regulatory action to ban or severely restrict a chemical for environmental or health reasons, it notifies the Convention Secretariat. When the Secretariat receives notifications from two parties in different regions regarding a specific chemical, it forwards the notifications to the Chemical Review Committee. The Committee, which is made up of 31 government-designated experts from around the world, reviews the notifications and decides whether to recommend that the Conference of the Parties consider listing the relevant substance in Annex III of the Convention, and thereby subjecting it to the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure.
dates: 20-24 September 2021