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14. What is the Rotterdam Convention?

The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade aims to promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among the contracting parties in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harmful effects. The Rotterdam Convention has introduced a mandatory prior informed consent procedure to monitor and control the import and export of 24 pesticides, 4 severely hazardous pesticide formulations and 11 industrial chemicals.

 

 

   

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Wednesday, 15 July, 2015