China: Public Consultation on Production, Use and Replacement of Six Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Draft Announcement, September 2019

On 18 September 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) opened a public consultation to collect from the industry, information on the production and use of six persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

The proposal aims to further align with the prohibition or restrictions of these substances under the Stockholm Convention. The substances are:

  • short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs),
  • decabromobiphenyl ether (DecaBDE),
  • polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCN),
  • hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD),
  • pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its salts and esters,
  • perfluorooctanoic Acid  (PFOA) and its salts and related compounds.

Relevant stakeholders are required to submit to the MEE by e-mail (li.qiushuang@fecomee.org.cn) before 31 October 2019 information regarding the:

  • state of production and use of these substances,
  • possibility of the immediate discontinuation of production and use for purposes other than specific exempted ones
  • suitability of ending production and use for specific exemption use in the next 5 years, and
  • suitability of control of these substances release into the environment