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Illegal trade

The effectiveness of global chemicals treaties

The Rotterdam Convention helps ensure that international trade of harmful chemicals is transparent, and it gives parties the right to refuse imports of specific substances. Now a study shows that illegal trade of chemicals listed under the Rotterdam Convention is ongoing alongside legal trade.

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Selin, H. The effectiveness of global chemicals treaties. Nat Sustain 6, 1289–1290 (2023).

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