There are many international chemical conventions restricting or even banning the production, use and trade of certain hazardous chemicals for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment.
We have prepared a guide on major international chemical conventions with a focus on their aims, controlled substance list, control measures and their impacts.
Note: You do not need to read all chemical conventions because some of them are not relevant to your business. The table below shows you how to identify which chemical conventions you shall read.
Table of Content
- Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs);
- Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade;
- Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal;
- Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer;
- Minamata Convention on Mercury;
- Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC);
- The United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances;
- ILO’s Chemicals Convention concerning Safety in the use of Chemicals at Work;
- Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM);