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Situación Actual de los Plaguicidas Altamente Peligrosos en Panama
This document looks into Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHP) in Panama. HHP is a new regulatory category emerging within the context of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management, known by its acronym SAICM, and the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management, both of which are voluntary frameworks.
Governments, different specialized UN agencies, industry, and civil society organizations participate in this field. This national analysis was conducted using the criteria defining Highly Hazardous Pesticides proposed by experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as well as those proposed by the Pesticide Action Network International (PAN-International).
This report compares PAN-International’s list of Highly Hazardous Pesticides with the active ingredients authorized and registered by the competent government authorities of Panama, i.e., the Department of Health and the Department of Agricultural Development.
The full report is available in Spanish and includes the executive summary. The executive summary in English is below.