• July 16, 2020
  • WTO

Managing the trade in mercury and mercury products: New Zealand's approach to ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury


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Title of document
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)

Description
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

NotificationG/TBT/N/NZL/102

Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment

Objective
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.

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Agency responsible
Ministry for the Environment Environment House 23 Kate Sheppard Place Thorndon 6011 Wellington New Zealand


Timing:

  • 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

                   

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