Joint Statement, 1 December 2022 NGOs AND TRADE UNIONS DEMAND THE END OF
29 November 2022
As shown in a recent legal analysis, by allowing the export of banned pesticides to African countries members of the Bamako Convention or parties to the Central American Regional Agreement on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste, the EU violates its international obligations under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, and cu. [...] The commitment of the European Commission to prohibit the export of hazardous chemicals banned in the EU was welcomed by dozens of civil society organizations in an open letter. [...] In March 2021, the Council of the European Union stated that it “expressly welcomes” the initiative of the Chemical Strategy to address “the production for export of harmful chemicals not allowed in the European Union”. [...] The objectives of the PIC Regulation are to “promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts in the international movement of hazardous chemicals to protect human health and the environment from potential harm” and “contribute to the environmentally sound use of hazardous chemicals”. [...] It is a question of putting an end to the export of the most unsustainable impacts of our EU consumption and prioritising the health of agricultural workers, the population, and the environment in producing countries.