Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

Winter 2024


Despite binding international law and congressional authority to the contrary, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to allow U.S. chemical manufacturers to export dangerous and unregistered pesticides to poorer countries through a regulatory loophole that must close. EPA should immediately initiate rule making to require “prior informed consent” (PIC) for the export of pesticides unregistered in the United States under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). PIC is a widely accepted legal concept defined by U.S. domestic statutes and multilateral treaties and agreements.