Guyana Accedes to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention

Guyana acceded to two more international chemical conventions, namely, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

Guyana acceded to the Rotterdam Convention on the 25th June 2007 and Stockholm Convention on the 12th September 2007. The National Focal Point of both conventions is the Registrar of Pesticides, who is also the official contact point of Stockholm Convention.

Guyana completed their required submission to the Rotterdam Convention on the 30th September 2008. Import Response was submitted for the following chemicals: 2,4,5-T and its salt and esters; Aldrin; Captafol; Chlordane; Chlordimeform; Chlorobenzilate; Dieldrin; Dinoseb; 1-2-Dibromoethane; Fluoroacetamide; Heptachlor; Hexachlorobenzene; Lindane; Mercuric chloride; Methyl Parathion; Mirex; Parathion; Pentachlorophenol; Phosphamidon; Toxaphene; Mixed Isomers of Hexachlorocyclohexane; and Endrin.

The primary objective of the Rotterdam Convention is to promote the shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among parties in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals to protect human health and the environment form potential harm.

The Stockholm Convention examines the management of persistent organic pollutants.

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