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The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (1998), known as the Rotterdam or PIC Convention. The convention entered into force on the 25 February 2004.
The convention aims to promote shared responsibility and cooperation in the international trade in certain hazardous chemicals. The convention facilitates the information sharing and prior informedconsent (PIC) among Parties and contributes to the environmental sound management of specific hazardous chemicals.
Prior Informed Procedure applies to the chemicals that are listed in the Annex III of the convention. It means that before they are being exported, the exporting country must ensure that the importing country has consented to its import. A table below shows several examples of chemical subject to PIC procedures, including PCB.15
Several Chemicals Subject to the Prior Informed Consent Procedure
|Category||Chemical||Relevant CAS number|
Mercury compounds, including inorganic mercury compounds, alkyl mercury compounds and alkyloxyalkyl
and aryl mercury compounds
|Severely hazardous pesticide formulation||
Methyl-parathion (emulsifiable concentrates (EC) at or above 19.5% active ingredient and dusts at or above 1.5% active
|Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)||
Obligations of the parties are as follows:
15 Annex III, Chemicals Subject to the Prior Informed Consent Procedure, As amended by the COP by its decision,http://www.pic.int/TheConvention/Overview/TextoftheConvention/tabid/1048/language/en- US/Default.aspx
16 Article 4
17 Article 5
18 Article 6
19 Article 10
20 Article 11
21 Article 12
22 Article 13
23 Article 14
24 Article 14
25 Article 15
26 Article 15