Title: Rotterdam Convention An Overview‚Äč
Publication Type: Factsheets
Year of Publication: 2023

Abstract:The Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedures for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade is a multilateral agreement aimed at protecting human health and the environment from potentially harmful chemicals. The Convention promotes shared responsibility, informed decision-making, and cooperation between importing and exporting countries. This factsheet provides an overview of the Convention, its objectives, the misunderstandings that lead to counties resisting the addition of new chemicals to the Convention and the implications of these misunderstandings.