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More pesticides head for PIC list

International experts have recommended the inclusion of the herbicide, alachlor, and the insecticide/acaricide/nematicide, aldicarb, on the prior informed consent (PIC) list under the Rotterdam Convention. At the 4th meeting of the Convention’s Chemical Review Committee (CRC) in March, it was agreed that actions to ban or severely restrict the active ingredients in two regions met PIC criteria. The CRC will draw up decision guidance documents, with a view to completion by November.



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