Commending the commitment of #CRC members, observers, and Secretariat staff, many of whom worked throughout the night all week to facilitate the Committee's reviews, CRC Chair Noluzuko Gwayi closes #CRC17 at 6:16 pm (UTC+2). #PIC#RotterdamConvention
After a week of intensive work, #CRC17 decided to progress two pesticides - terbufos and iprodione - to the next stage of its review. It will continue work on the remaining five chemicals on its agenda at its next meeting in 2022. #RotterdamConvention#PIC
With questions remaining about the notifications of final regulatory action on the pesticide methidathion from both Mozambique and Uruguay, #CRC17 agrees to continue working on this issue at its next meeting, scheduled for 2022.
On the final day of its meeting, #CRC17 concludes that the notifications of final regulatory action for the pesticide terbufos meet the criteria set out in Annex II to the Rotterdam Convention. Members will work intersessionally to a draft a decision guidance document. #PIC
#CRC17 concludes that the notifications of final regulatory action for terbufos submitted by
Canada and Mozambique meet the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention and decides to draft a decision guidance document for consideration at the next meeting.
Today is the last day of #CRC17, the "Chemicals Review Committee" of the @UN Rotterdam Convention. Experts have been working hard all week, long hours, to examine the #pesticides... Watch this space for announcements of outcomes throughout the day:
Participants at #CRC17 worked intensively to complete their work on terbufos, thiodicarb, iprodione & methidathion
While they reached an agreement on some issues, significant work remains for the final day of the meeting
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With only one day remaining for this meeting, #CRC17 is meeting in parallel contact groups to address notifications of final regulatory action on methidathion and thiodicarb. The meeting will run later than scheduled today to give participants additional time for this work. #PIC
The #CRC17 contact group reaches agreement on text related to Mozambique's notification of final regulatory action on #terbufos, and will forward the text for consideration by the full Committee. Participants are now working on documentation related to #iprodione. #PIC
With some members working overnight to prepare for today's deliberations, #CRC17 will spend the day working in contact groups to try to progress its work on terbufos, iprodione, thiodicarb, and methidathion before the meeting concludes on Friday. #PIC#RotterdamConvention
In an attempt towards a consensus, #CRC17 delegates pivoted from big picture talks to analysis of indv. notifications of final regulatory action
While they made gains, significant questions must be resolved before the Committee can finalize its work
At the start of the third day of its online meeting, #CRC17 breaks into contact groups to discuss the EU notifications of final regulatory action on the pesticides iprodione and thiodicarb. #PIC#RotterdamConvention
#CRC17 made little progress toward agreement on the validity of Mozambique’s notifications of final regulatory action on four pesticides.
While many supported the notifications, others called for more stringent risk evaluations and data requirements.