Rotterdam Convention

Posted: 25 August 2004

The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade alerts governments as to what chemicals are banned or severely restricted, by which countries, and for what reasons. The cornerstone of the treaty, prior informed consent, enables Parties to review basic health and environmental data on specified chemicals and to permit or refuse any incoming shipments of those chemicals. The official website contains and Overview to the treaty, the text of the treaty, signatories, related meetings and documents, and more.