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Rotterdam Convention to List Methyl Bromide and Paraquat in Annex III for PIC Procedure

The Conference of the Parties shall decide whether methyl bromide and paraquat should be made subject to the PIC procedure and accordingly, listed in Annex III.

From 3 to 6 October 2023, the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention is scheduled to convene for its 19th session in Rome, Italy. This meeting will be held consecutively with the 19th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention.

At its 19th meeting, the Committee will consider drafting decision guidance documents for methyl bromide and paraquat. Once approved by the Conference of the Parties, these two pesticides will be listed in Annex III and subject to the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure.

Additionally, the following notifications will be reviewed by the Committee to decide whether they should be made subject to the PIC procedure and, accordingly, be listed in Annex III: 

Candidate chemicalsCAS No.
CategoryPIC RegionNotifying Party
Diarsenic pentaoxide
(Also referred to as arsenic pentoxide)
1303-28-2IndustrialAsiaRepublic of Korea
IndustrialEuropeEuropean Union
PesticideLatin America and the CaribbeanCosta Rica
PesticideAsiaSri Lanka
PesticideEuropeEuropean Union
7439-97-6Pesticide& IndustrialAsiaIndonesia
 IndustrialLatin America and the CaribbeanColombia
 IndustrialEuropeEuropean Union
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