Managing the trade in mercury and mercury products: New Zealand's approach to ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury
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Managing the trade in mercury and mercury products: New Zealand's approach to ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury https://www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Climate%20Change/minamata-convention-consultation.pdf (31 page(s), in English)
We propose to:
Amend regulations under the Import and Export (Restrictions) Act 1988 to ban the import and export of specific mercury-containing products.
Create new regulations under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 to ban the manufacture and sale of certain mercury-containing products in New Zealand.
These changes, along with other domestic law changes, are expected to bring New Zealand's regulations into line with the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Notifying member: New Zealand
Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment
These changes are required to meet the ratification requirements of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which seeks to address the global threat to human health and the environment posed by human-made mercury.
Ministry for the Environment
23 Kate Sheppard Place
Thorndon 6011 Wellington
- Submission: 14/07/2020
- Reception: 15/07/2020
- Distribution: 16/07/2020
- Final date for comments: 15/09/2020
- Proposed date of adoption: N/A