Database of Import Responses

In this section you will find specific information regarding import responses from Parties to the Rotterdam Convention.

What is an Import Response?

Article 10 of the Convention sets out the obligations of Parties in relation to imports of chemicals listed in Annex III of the Convention and, accordingly, subject to the PIC procedure. Each Party shall transmit to the Secretariat, as soon as possible, and in any event no later than nine months after the date of dispatch of the decision guidance document for a chemical, a response related to the future import of the chemical concerned, consisting of either a final decision or an interim response. If a Party modifies this response, it shall submit the revised response as soon as possible. An overview of the new import responses submitted by Parties are published every six months, in June and December, in the PIC Circular.