International Obligations

Pakistan is a party to a number of chemical conventions aiming at regulating and controlling the manufacturing, formulation, refilling, repacking, distribution, handling, and import and export of pesticides in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm. The major chemical conventions relating to pesticides in Pakistan are:

• Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides (Signatory since 1992 & ratified 14th July 2005). For more information please Click Here

• Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) (Signatory since 2001 & ratified 17th April 2008). For more information please Click Here

• Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Signatory since 1994 & ratified 26th July 1994). For more information please Click Here

• Montreal Protocol on Substances Depleting Ozone Layer (ratified on 18.12.1992).

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