Cambodia becomes a new Party to the Rotterdam Convention

Cambodia recently lodged with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the depositary of the Rotterdam Convention, its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedures for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade. It becomes a new Party to the Convention, and in accordance with Article 26(2), the Convention will enter into force for Cambodia on 30 May 2013. As a result, the total number of Parties to the Convention now amounts to 151.

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