Seventh Green Customs Partners Meeting

8 Jan 2011 to 9 Jan 2011
Lyon, France

INTERPOL hosted the seventh annual meeting of the UNEP-coordinated Green Customs Initiative, bringing together the enforcement community, international organisations and Secretariats of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) to facilitate their cooperation to prevent illegal trade in environmentally sensitive commodities. The meeting was held at INTERPOL‟s General Secretariat in Lyon, France.

The participants at the meeting represented the Secretariats of the following MEAs with trade related provisions:  Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal,

  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Convention on Biological Diversity),
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer,
  • Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and pesticides in International Trade
  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • The participants from international organisations were from:
  • INTERPOL
  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, Chemicals Branch
  • World Customs Organization

INTERPOL hosted the seventh annual meeting of the UNEP-coordinated Green Customs Initiative, bringing together the enforcement community, international organisations and Secretariats of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) to facilitate their cooperation to prevent illegal trade in environmentally sensitive commodities.