Tbilisi. A part of the
Georgian civil society organizations and experts published the declaration on
the issues of management and regulation of hazardous chemical substances.
Signatory organizations are concerned about the facts of importing through
official channels the hazardous chemical substances and substances prohibited
under international conventions, as well as about saturation of the Georgian
market with hazardous chemical substances (pesticides) of suspicious origin.
The Declaration also states that there are no legislative norms for the
regulation and monitoring of hazardous chemical substances used in various
types of materials, as well as the systems of institutional and staff
"We urge the Government and Parliament of
Georgia, to categorically ban the import and re-export of chemical substances
and wastes prohibited under various conventions, and to impose strict
regulations on the import and use of other substances potentially containing
this threat" - says the Declaration.
The Declaration is signed by 9 civil society
organizations, including: Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth
Georgia, Rural Community Development Agency, Association of Ecological Farmers
of Georgia "Sema", Green Way, Environmental Protection League,
"Caucasus Ecology" Fund, Akhaltsikhe Public Development Center,
International Development Agency of Georgia, and Intellect - in Country's
Service. Deadline for signing is July 20, following which the text of the
Declaration will be sent to a respective agency.