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PIC Regions

Introduction

This section contains information regarding the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) regions.  The PIC regions are used only for the determination of requirements stated in paragraph 5, article 5 of the Convention.


As adopted by the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties
 

At its first meeting, in decision RC 1/2, the Conference of the Parties, adopted the regions and listing of countries as the PIC Regions, only for the purposes of paragraph 5, article 5 of the Convention.

The Prior Informed Consent ( PIC) regions are stipulated in Article 5, paragraph 5, of the Convention:

"When the Secretariat has received at least one notification from each of two Prior Informed Consent regions regarding a particular chemical that it has verified meets the requirements of Annex I, it shall forward them to the Chemical Review Committee."

AFRICA
Algeria Angola Benin 
Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi
Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic
Chad Comoros Congo
Côte d´Ivoire  Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti
Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
Ethiopia Gabon Gambia
Ghana Guinea  Guinea-Bissau
Kenya Lesotho Liberia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Madagascar Malawi
Mali Mauritania Mauritius
Morocco Mozambique Namibia
Nigeria Niger Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Seychelles
Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa
Sudan Swaziland Togo
Tunisia Uganda United Republic of Tanzania
Zambia Zimbabwe  

 

ASIA
Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia China Democratic People´s Republic of
Korea  India Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Japan Kazakhstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic Malaysia Maldives
Mongolia Myanmar Nepal
Pakistan Philippines Republic of Korea
Singapore Sri Lanka Thailand 
Timor- Leste Viet Nam  

 

EUROPE
Albania Andorra Armenia
Austria Azerbaijan Belarus
Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria
Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia Finland
France Georgia Germany
Greece Holy See Hungary
Iceland Ireland Israel
Italy Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Malta
Monaco Netherlands Norway
Poland Portugal Republic of Moldova
Romania Russian Federation San Marino
Slovakia Slovenia Spain
Sweden Switzerland The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Yugoslavia    

 

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Bahamas
Barbados Belize Bolivia
Brazil Chile Colombia
Costa Rica Cuba Dominica
Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador
Grenada Guatemala Guyana
Haiti Honduras Jamaica
Mexico Nicaragua Panama
Paraguay Peru Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago Uruguay Venezuela

       

NEAR EAST

Afghanistan

Bahrain

Iraq

Jordan

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lebanon

Oman

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Syrian Arab Republic

Tajikistan

Turkmenistan

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Yemen

 

 

NORTH AMERICA
Canada United States of America

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC
Australia Cook Islands Fiji
Kiribati Marshall Islands Micronesia (Federated States of)
Nauru New Zealand Niue
Palau Papua New Guinea Samoa
Solomon Islands Tonga Tuvalu
Vanuatu    

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