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5. Treaties

The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (referred to as the Rotterdam Convention; also commonly known as PIC), puts obligations on the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals. This means that countries that are signatories of the Rotterdam Convention can make informed decisions on which chemicals they want to receive and to exclude those they cannot manage safely.

 

Compliance Criteria

Evidence is required to demonstrate that any imported or exported industrial chemical complies with obligations under the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Checklist

Are PIC listed chemicals being exported?

Is the chemical PIC listed (Check the Rotterdam Convention website www.pic.int)

export authorisations have been obtained for any of the PIC listed chemicals (Form Export)

systems are in place for checking exports against signatory countries response

 

Are the chemicals excluded from the Rotterdam Convention

evidentiary documentation is available to support the purported exemption

 

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