UN Scientific Committee recommends to list phorate and three other chemicals in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention

With the goal to protect human health and environment, the UN Rotterdam Convention’s Chemicals Review Committee recommended listing acetochlor, phorate, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and hexabromocyclododecane in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention. The decision to list these chemicals will be taken at subsequent Meetings of the Conference of the Parties (COPs), the next of which will be held in Geneva from 29 April to 10 May 2019.