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Title: Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
Alternative Title(s): Rotterdam Convention
Available From: http://www.pic.int/TheConvention/Overview/TextoftheConvention/tabid/1048/language/en-US/Default.aspx
Conclusion Date: 1998-09-10
Entry Into Force Date: 2004-02-24
Description: The objective of this Convention is to promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among Parties in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals (listed in Annex III), and to facilitate information exchange about their characteristics. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEO) jointly perfom the Secretariat functions for the Convention.
The Convention has been revised in 2005 and 2008; the text as revised through 2011 is availableon the website.
Legal Citation: 2244 UNTS 337; 38 ILM 1 (1999)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Environmental Law > Hazardous Materials & Activities
Keywords: hazardous material
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Site Administrator: Secretariat for the Rotterdam Convention
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