On September 1998, the Community signed the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (the PIC Convention). The objectives of this Regulation are, on the one hand, to implement the PIC Convention and, on the other hand, to promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts in the international movement of hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm as well as to contribute to their environmentally sound use.
- EU Parliament and EU Council
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- Signed: 28 January 2003 Entered into force: 7 March 2003