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The objectives of the Convention are: To promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among Parties in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm; To contribute to the environmentally sound use of those hazardous chemicals, by facilitating information exchange about their characteristics, by providing for a national decision-making process on their import and export and by disseminating these decisions to Parties.

Topics: 
Chemicals & Waste management, Chemicals and Pesticides, Wastes including Harzadous Wastes, Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and Advanced Informed Agreement (AIA)
Entry into force: 
23 Feb 2004