Minor Treaty Actions

Minor Treaty Actions (Category 3 treaty actions) are generally technical amendments to existing treaties that do not significantly affect the national interest.

Minor Treaty Actions are presented to the Committee with an explanatory statement and are published on the Committee’s website unless a request for confidentiality is received and agreed to by the Committee. The Committee can choose to formally inquire into these treaty actions or accept them without a formal inquiry. Once considered they are incorporated into a report of the Committee at the next opportunity.


Current Minor Treaty Actions under consideration

Referral date: 18 January 2023
Treaty action: 2022 Amendments to Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Referral date: 18 October 2022
Treaty action: Amendment of the International Sugar Agreement 1992


Completed Minor Treaty Actions 

To view the completed Minor Treaty Actions from the current and previous parliaments visit the Completed Minor Treaty Actions page.

About this committee

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties is established under a resolution of appointment passed by the House of Representatives on 26 July 2022 and the Senate on 27 July 2022.
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Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
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Canberra ACT 2600

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