A regional approach to the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention

 

RAP PUBLICATION 2008/14  


A regional approach to
the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention
(20072008) 

THE ASIA AND PACIFIC PLANT PROTECTION COMMISSION
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List of abbreviations

APPPC The Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission
BC Basel Convention
COP Conference of Partie
CRC Chemical Review Committee
DGD Decision Guidance Document
DNA Designated National Authority of the Rotterdam Convention
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
HHPs Highly Hazardous Pesticides
HTPs Highly Toxic Pesticides
IPCS International Programme on Chemical Safety
MDGs Millennium Development Goals
MEA Multilateral Environmental Agreement
PIC Prior Informed Consent Procedure
POP Persistent Organic Pollutant
RC Rotterdam Convention
RC Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management
SC Stockholm Convention
SHPF Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
WCO World Customs Organization
WHO World Health Organization

Table of contents

FOREWORD

Regional approach to the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention

Experiences on implementation of the Rotterdam Convention from six countries in Asia

    The Islamic Republic of Iran

    Malaysia

    Nepal

    Pakistan

    Sri Lanka

    Thailand

Implementation of trade related provisions of the Rotterdam Convention (PIC): China

Development of national action plan for the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention: Pakistan

Development of national action plan for the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention: Thailand

Notifications and import responses

  Table 1: Parties to the Rotterdam Convention in Asia and the Pacific (as well as numbers of their official contact points and designated national authorities)

  Table 2: Rotterdam Convention implementation in Asia and the Pacific

  Table 3.1: Notifications of final regulatory actions for Annex III chemicals

  Table 3.2: Notifications of final regulatory actions for Non Annex III chemicals

  Table 4: Chemicals covered by import responses by Parties (24) and Non Parties (24) to the Rotterdam Convention in Asia and the Pacific

  Table 5.1: Dates of import responses Parties (24 countries) to the Rotterdam Convention in Asia and the Pacific

  Table 5.2: Import responses Parties (24 countries) to the Rotterdam Convention in Asia and the Pacific

  Table 6.1: Dates of import responses Non Parties (24 countries) to the Rotterdam Convention in Asia and the Pacific

  Table 6.2: Import responses Non Parties (24 countries) to the Rotterdam Convention in Asia and the Pacific