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Invitation to comment: Draft Regulations to prohibit the production, distribution, import, export, sale and use of Persistent Organic Pollutants

30 September 2020

On 30 September 2020, the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries published draft Regulations to prohibit the production, distribution, import, export, sale and use of Persistent Organic Pollutants.

The public is requested to comment on the draft Regulations within 30 days (i.e. before 30 October 2020).

“Persistent Organic Pollutants” are defined as chemicals that are of global concern due to their potential for long-range transport, persistence in the environment, ability to bio- magnify and bio- accumulate ecosystems, as well as their significant negative effects on human health and the environment.

The draft Regulations to prohibit the production, distribution, import, export, sale and use of Persistent Organic Pollutants are avilable here.