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Decision Guidance Document (DGD)

A Decision Guide Document (DGD) sets out the scope of the individual chemicals subject to the PIC procedure and is sent to all Parties to assist governments in making a decision regarding future importation of the chemical. Governments can seek further information before making an import decision.

The decisions which are published in the PIC Circular may have been specific to the proposing countries’ conditions of use and may or may not be related to the way in which the chemical is used in other countries or regions.

Countries should consider the relevance of their national conditions while taking into account the reported regulatory actions for banned or severely restricted chemicals or the conditions under which SHPFs were used.

When consulting a DGD, you may consider the following:

  • Is the chemical used in your country? How?
    • Estimate the likely exposure to workers, the public and non-target plants or animals.
    • Is this similar to the conditions reported as the basis for the actions of the notifying or proposing Parties?
  • Are the climatic or environmental and other conditions are similar between your country and the notifying country(ies)?
  • Is the level of chemicals management in your country comparable to that of the notifying countries?
  • If the notification was from a developed country, does that country already have safety directions and precautions that are either not available in your country or impractical to use in your circumstances?

Natural or chemical alternatives, including techniques, identified by a notifying Party may or may not be effective under the conditions of use in another Party. Countries should adopt the practice of integrated pest management (IPM) including any combination of alternatives such as physical treatments, changes in management and cultural practices.

Chemical CAS number Category Decision Guidance Documents Additional Information on Annex III chemicals Import Responses
2,4,5-T and its salts and esters93-76-5 (*)PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Alachlor15972-60-8PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Aldicarb116-06-3PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Aldrin309-00-2PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Azinphos-methyl86-50-0PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Binapacryl485-31-4PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Captafol2425-06-1PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Carbofuran1563-66-2PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Chlordane57-74-9PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Chlordimeform6164-98-3PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Chlorobenzilate510-15-6PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
DDT50-29-3PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Dieldrin60-57-1PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Dinitro-ortho-cresol (DNOC) and its salts (such as ammonium salt, potassium salt and sodium salt)534-52-1PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Dinoseb and its salts and esters88-85-7 (*)PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
EDB (1,2-dibromoethane)106-93-4PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Endosulfan115-29-7PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Ethylene dichloride107-06-2PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Ethylene oxide75-21-8PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Fluoroacetamide640-19-7PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
HCH (mixed isomers)608-73-1PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Heptachlor76-44-8PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Hexachlorobenzene118-74-1PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Lindane (gamma-HCH)58-89-9PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Mercury compounds, including inorganic mercury compounds, alkyl mercury compounds and alkyloxyalkyl and aryl mercury compoundsCAS numbersPesticideEnglish French Spanish

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Methamidophos10265-92-6PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Monocrotophos6923-22-4PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Parathion56-38-2PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters87-86-5 (*)PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Phorate298-02-2PesticideArabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish More...View
Toxaphene (Camphechlor)8001-35-2PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Tributyl tin compounds1461-22-9, 1983-10-4, 2155-70-6, 24124-25-2, 4342-36-3, 56-35-9, 85409-17-2PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Trichlorfon52-68-6PesticideEnglish French Spanish More...View
Dustable powder formulations containing a combination of benomyl at or above 7%, carbofuran at or above 10% and thiram at or above 15%137-26-8, 1563-66-2, 17804-35-2Severely hazardous pesticide formulationEnglish French Spanish More...View
Methyl-parathion (Emulsifiable concentrates (EC) at or above 19.5% active ingredient and dusts at or above 1.5% active ingredient)298-00-0Severely hazardous pesticide formulationEnglish French Spanish More...View
Phosphamidon (Soluble liquid formulations of the substance that exceed 1000 g active ingredient/l)13171-21-6Severely hazardous pesticide formulationEnglish French Spanish More...View
Actinolite asbestos77536-66-4IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Anthophyllite asbestos77536-67-5IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Amosite asbestos12172-73-5IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Crocidolite asbestos12001-28-4IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Tremolite asbestos77536-68-6IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Commercial octabromodiphenyl ether (including Hexabromodiphenyl ether and Heptabromodiphenyl ether)36483-60-0, 68928-80-3IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether (including tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether)32534-81-9, 40088-47-9IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE)1163-19-5IndustrialMore...View
Hexabromocyclododecane134237-50-6, 134237-51-7, 134237-52-8, 25637-99-4, 3194-55-6IndustrialArabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish More...View
Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1691-99-2, 1763-23-1, 24448-09-7, 251099-16-8, 2795-39-3, 29081-56-9, 29457-72-5, 307-35-7, 31506-32-8, 4151-50-2, 56773-42-3, 70225-14-8IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds335-67-1IndustrialMore...View
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBBs)13654-09-6, 27858-07-7, 36355-01-8IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)1336-36-3IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Polychlorinated Terphenyls (PCTs)61788-33-8IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP)85535-84-8IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Tetraethyl lead78-00-2IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Tetramethyl lead75-74-1IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Tributyltin compounds1461-22-9, 1983-10-4, 2155-70-6, 24124-25-2, 4342-36-3, 56-35-9, 85409-17-2IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View
Tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate126-72-7IndustrialEnglish French Spanish More...View