The fourteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention was held from 11 to 13 September 2018 at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, back-to-back with the fourteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention which convened from 17 to 21 September 2018 at the same venue.
At its fourteenth meeting, the Committee adopted draft decision guidance documents for acetochlor, hexabromocyclododecane and phorate, and decided to forward them to the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties, together with a recommendation to list these chemicals in Annex III to the Convention. The Committee also agreed on updates to the Handbook of Working Procedures and Policy Guidance for the Chemical Review Committee.
Additionally, in line with the procedures for banned or severely restricted chemicals (Article 5, Paragraphs 5 and 6), the Committee reviewed notifications of final regulatory action on hexabromocyclododecane, methyl-parathion and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA related compounds. The Committee recommended listing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds in Annex III to the Convention. A draft decision guidance document will be developed in the intersessional period.
Working language: The working language of the meeting was English.