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IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) has produced daily web updates and a summary and analysis of the POPRC-9 meeting. To download our report, kindly click the HTML or PDF icons below. In addition, IISD RS has produced web updates from the POPRC9/CRC Joint Session and CRC-9 meeting. A summary and analysis of CRC9/CRC-POPRC9 Joint Session will be available on this site on Monday, 28 October 2013.
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Ninth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC9) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC9) of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, and
POPRC and CRC Joint Session

14-25 October 2013, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters, Rome, Italy

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Highlights for Tuesday, 22 October 2013
The ninth meeting of the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemicals Review Committee (CRC-9) convened Tuesday at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy. After welcoming statements, the Committee adopted its agenda and work schedule and was briefed on key outcomes from the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (COP-6) and the second simultaneous extraordinary meeting of the COPs of the (ExCOPs-2) relevant to the CRC’s work.

The Committee debated whether notifications of final regulatory action on methamidophos submitted by Brazil and the European Union (EU) met all the criteria for listing in Annex III to the Convention. A contact group co-chaired by Susan Collier (New Zealand) and Jürgen Helbig (Spain) was established to consider this issue.

On lead arsenate, the Committee discussed the conclusions of a task group on the chemical that reviewed notifications submitted by Japan and Peru. A contact group co-chaired by Magdalena Frydrych (Poland) and Vilma Morales Quillama (Peru) was formed to review additional data provided by Peru and consider whether the notifications meet the criteria regarding ongoing international trade of lead arsenate, as the task group concluded.

In other technical work, the Committee decided to: ask the Secretariat to provide a draft decision to adopt the decision guidance document (DGD) for tricholorfon prepared intersessionally; conclude that the Brazilian notification on cyhexatin did not meet all the criteria for listing, so no future action will be taken at this time; and conclude that the notification on pentachlorobenzene (peCB) by Japan does not meet Annex II criteria and to take no further action on peCB at this time.

The contact groups on methamidophos and lead arsenate met in the evening.
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A view of the dais as CRC-9 opens
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Magdalena Frydrych, Poland, presents intersessional work on the notifications for lead arsenate.
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Susan Collier, New Zealand, co-Chair of the intersessional group on methamidophos, reports on the group’s conclusions and recommendations.
Hang Tang, Canada, discusses additional information provided on lead arsenate.
Roland Dieterle, CropLife International, intervenes during the Committee’s consideration of trichlorfon.
Gary Fan, Australia, clarifies how additional information on lead arsenate will be communicated from the contact group to the Committee.
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CRC observers and members review additional information in the lead arsenate contact group.
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L-R: Jacqueline Arroyo Daul, Ecuador; Mariann Lloyd-Smith, IPEN; and Meriel Watts, PAN, review documents in the methamidophos contact group.
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L-R: Michael Frank Ramsay, Jamaica; Anja Bartels, Austria; and Jürgen Helbig, Spain, discuss the week ahead before the CRC opens.
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POPRC 9 resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting provisional agenda

*Meeting documents

*Provisional agenda of the POPRC-9 pre-meeting, 13 October 2013

*POPRC Members


CRC 9 resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting documents

*Meeting provisional agenda

*CRC overview and mandate

*PIC CRC 9 Members


CRC and POPRC Joint meeting resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting documents


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP11), Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP6), Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP6) and Second simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the three Conferences of the Parties to the three conventions (ExCOPs2), 28 April - 10 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS summary and analysis of POPRC-8, 15-19 October 2012, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of CRC 8, 19-23 March 2012, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of RC COP-5, 20-24 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS summary and analysis of POPRC-7, 10-14 October 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of SC COP-5, 25-29 April 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS summary and analysis of POPRC-6, 11-15 October 2010, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of ExCOPs-1 and Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF), 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS briefing note of the POPRC-5, 12-16 October 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of SC COP4, 4-8 May 2009, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of RC COP-4, 27-31 October 2008, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of BC COP-9, 23-27 June 2008, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS coverage of BC COP-8, 27 November - 1 December 2006, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS archive of meetings on chemicals management

*Chemicals-L - A news and announcement list on chemicals and wastes news and policy developments

*Chemicals and Wastes Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Addressing Chemicals and Wastes Policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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