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Managing the trade in mercury and mercury products: New Zealand’s approach to ratifying the Minamata Convention Consultation document

Publication date:  July 2020
Publication reference number:  ME 1493

The Government intends to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury and is proposing to introduce a new set of regulations to do so.

This consultation document presents our proposals for regulatory changes under the:
•    Waste Minimisation Act 2008 – to ban the manufacture and sale of specific mercury products
•    Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Act 1988 – to control the trade of mercury and regulate the import and export of specific mercury products.

We are seeking your views on the Government’s proposals and the impacts of the proposed controls on New Zealand.

Submissions close at 5.00pm on 5 August 2020.