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UN May Add to Trade Watch List

12:24 PM MDT | October 24, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The United Nations (UN) is considering adding endosulfan, tributyl tin, and chrysotile asbestos to its trade watch list. The Prior Informed Consent (PIC) list does not constitute a global ban or restriction for the substances. However, it does give developing countries the power to restrict their importation if they decide the chemicals cannot be managed safely, the UN says. Once a developing country makes the decision to bar a substance from entering the country, exporting countries are responsible for making sure those substances are not sent to any country...

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