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Section E - Cross-cutting Issues

 

In this section of the resource kit, we have made available selected sources of information which may assist in developing and strengthening the chemicals management infrastructure within a country, including information which may assist in the evaluation of chemicals.

This is not intended to be a comprehensive compilation but simply to provide an overview of the information that is available. It will continue to evolve as experience is gained in the implementation of the Convention and new documents or sources of information are identified.

The primary audience for this material is Designated National Authorities (DNAs) and government authorities involved in chemicals management. The information may also be useful to non-governmental organizations and stakeholders involved in the development, production, transportation, use, import or export of chemicals. To assist users this section of the resource kit is organized around the following three thematic areas:

1. General chemicals management

This sub-section contains information related to general chemicals management, including the development or strengthening of the necessary legal or administrative infrastructure as well as specific topics such as working with customs authorities, harmonized systems customs codes and the globally harmonized system for classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS).

In some instances links are provided to specific websites where further information may be obtained. In others, copies of individual documents may be accessed directly.

2. Evaluating the risks of hazardous chemicals

This sub-section lists selected sources of information related to the evaluation of chemicals including methodologies for evaluating the risks of chemicals. In some instances links are provided to specific websites where further information may be obtained. In others, copies of individual documents may be accessed directly.

3. Sources of information on hazardous chemicals

This sub-section lists selected sources of information on individual chemicals or groups of chemicals. Owing to the broad range of sources of information available on chemicals, this section includes links to specific websites where further information on individual chemicals may be obtained.



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