The Ministry for the Environment commissioned Graham Environmental Consulting Limited to investigate New Zealand imports and exports of asbestos-containing products, and how important these products are to New Zealand businesses. This report presents the findings of that investigation.
Its main source of information is from a survey of potential importers, distributors, and users of asbestos-containing products. This was supplemented with a review of international literature on asbestos-containing products and their alternatives, and by available import and export data. Together, this information provides a cohesive picture of the current uses of, and need for asbestos-containing products in New Zealand.