• December 5, 2017
  • WTO

Proposed Control of Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCP) in Singapore



In July 2017, the National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore notified the WTO TBT Committee of its intention to control polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCN) and trichlorfon as Hazardous Substances (HS) under the Environmental Protection and Management Act (EPMA) and EPM (Hazardous Substances) Regulations, and to phase-out the production, import, export and use of PCN by May 2018. Following further consultation with industry, NEA is planning to control short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) as Hazardous Substances (HS) under the Environmental Protection and Management Act (EPMA) and EPM (Hazardous Substances) Regulations, and to phase out the production, import, export and use of SCCP in Singapore. The control of PCN, trichlorfon and SCCP is now planned to take effect by June 2018.

SOURCE: WTO notification

                   

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