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Call for information on trade in relation to the candidate chemicals scheduled for review by the Chemical Review Committee at its seventh meeting

Attention:
Parties and other interested observers are invited to submit information on ongoing international trade of amitraz, carbaryl, endosulfan, perfluorooctane sulfonate and its salts and precursors, pentabromodiphenyl ether commercial mixtures, pentachlorobenzene and octabromodiphenyl ether commercial mixtures by 31 January 2011

Process for collection of information on ongoing international trade

In line with the process for collecting information on ongoing international trade adopted by the Chemical Review Committee at its first meeting, countries and other interested parties are invited to submit information on ongoing trade and use of the above-listed chemicals.

a. The notifying Parties are being requested to provide, where available, information on:
(1) the last time they imported the chemical;
(2) whether or not they manufactured the chemical and, if so,
(3) whether they continue to export it.

b. The global industry associations are being requested to provide a response as to whether amitraz, carbaryl, endosulfan, perfluorooctane sulfonate, its salts and precursors, pentabromodiphenyl ether commercial mixtures, pentachlorobenzene and octabromodiphenyl ether commercial mixtures are manufactured and traded.

c. NGOs dealing with pesticides and industrial chemicals are being requested to provide a response as to whether amitraz, carbaryl, endosulfan perfluorooctane sulfonate its salts and precursors, pentabromodiphenyl ether commercial mixtures, pentachlorobenzene and octabromodiphenyl ether commercial mixtures are manufactured and traded.

d. Designated national authorities (DNAs) are being requested to provide information on this through the cover letter of PIC Circular XXXII (December 2010).
 

Banned and severely restricted chemicals identified in line with Article 5 of the Rotterdam Convention

Seven chemicals, including their salts, precursors or mixtures in some cases are submitted to the CRC -7 for review. For each of these chemicals listed below, a notification of final regulatory action from each of at least two PIC regions has been submitted to the Secretariat in line with Article 5 (procedures for banned and severely restricted chemicals) of the Convention. The Secretariat has verified these notifications.

Pesticides

Chemical name
Country name
PIC Circular
Amitraz
European Union
Circular XXI, 12/06/2005
 
Syria
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
Carbaryl
European Union
Circular XXVI, 12/12/2007
 
Syria
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
Endosulfan
Benin
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
 
New Zealand
Circular XXIX, 12/06/2009


 

Industrial chemicals

Chemical name
Country name
PIC Circular
PFOS, its salts and precursors
Canada
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
 
European Union
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
 
Japan
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
Pentabromodiphenyl ether commercial mixtures
Canada
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
 
European Union
Circular XIX, 12/06/2004
 
Japan
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
 
Norway
Circular XXIX, 12/06/2009
Pentachlorobenzene
Canada
Circular XXVIII, 12/12/2008
 
Japan
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
Octabromodiphenylether commercial mixtures
Canada
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
 
European Union
Circular XIX, 12/06/2004
 
Japan
Circular XXXII, 12/12/2010
 
Norway
Circular XXIX, 12/06/2009


 

Information can be submitted by e-mail, fax or surface mail to:

Attention: Ms Stacie Johnston
Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome
Italy
E-mail: pic@pic.int
Fax: (+39) 06 5705 3224

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