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Crocidolite asbestos

Category: Industrial CAS number 12001-28-4

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Crocidolite asbestos

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Party Party response Decision Date published
Albania Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2013
Legislative or administrative measures:
Law No. 9108, dated 17.07.2003 "On substances and preparations", prohibits the manufacture, import, export and distribution in the Republic of Albania for substances included in Appendix II of this Law. Crocidolite is part o this Appendix.
Antigua and Barbuda Interim decision No consent to import 12/06/2005
Argentina Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2002
Legislative or administrative measures:
Resolution MS, NO.845/00 Published on the Congressional Record, October 17, 2000.
Prohibits: production, importation, commercialisation and use of Asbestos fibres Amphiboles forms (Crocidolites, Amosite, Actinolite, Tremolite, Anthophyllite) and products formulated on its basis, in the Republic of Argentine.
Armenia Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2017
Legislative or administrative measures:
Severely restricted and banned chemical substances and pesticides' import-export in Armenia is regulated by the Rotterdam Convention "On Prior informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade".
Decision of the Government "On implementation of the Republic of Armenia obligations under the Rotterdam Convention" signed September 10, 1998 (No. 1508-N dated October 29, 2004);
Decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia dated September 8, 2016 (No. 930-N) "On approval of changes to Decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia 'On approval of the List of chemicals and pesticides regulated by Rotterdam Convention and banned in the Republic of Armenia' (No. 293 -N of March 17, 2005)".
Australia Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/06/2002
Conditions for import:
Consent to import only subject to specific conditions. Import prohibited for uses that would contravene State, Territory or Commonwealth legislation. Crocidolite is severely restricted in Australia. There is no mining and future mining would not be approved. Responsible institution or authority would be specified for each State, or Territory. Initial contact for queries should be to Australia's DNA for Industrial chemicals.
Bahrain Final decision No consent to import 12/07/1996
Belize Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2009
Legislative or administrative measures:
Environmental Protection Act, Schedule of Hazardous Substances, Part I, Subpart A.
Benin Interim decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/12/2014
Conditions for import:
Under authorization of the registration committee of chemicals and Ministry for the Environment (DNA).
Bosnia and Herzegovina Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2017
Legislative or administrative measures:
Following bans and restrictions for asbestos fibres in general are applicable:
1. The import, manufacture, placing on the market and use of these fibres and of articles and mixtures containing these fibres added intentionally is prohibited.
2. The use of articles containing asbestos fibres referred to in paragraph 1 which were already installed and/or in service before entry into force of this rulebook/decision shall continue to be permitted until they are disposed of or reach the end of their service life. However, Ministry may, for reasons of protection of human health, restrict, prohibit or make subject to specific conditions, the use of such articles before they are disposed of or reach the end of their service life.
3. Without prejudice to the application of other provisions on the classification, packaging and labelling of substances and mixtures, the placing on the market and use of articles containing these fibres, as permitted according to the paragraph 2, shall be permitted only if articles bear appropriate label in accordance with specific legislation on labelling of asbestos containing products.
Legislation:
1. Rulebook on conditions for restrictions and bans on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of chemicals (Official Gazette of the Republic 01 Srpska, no 100/10 and 63/13) (Annex I Part 1 (entry no 6)).
2. Decision on bans and restrictions on the import, manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain hazardous industrial chemicals in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, no 52/16).
Brazil Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2004
Legislative or administrative measures:
Law No. 9.055 of 1 July 1995 - prohibits extraction, production, use and trade of the chemicals amosite, actinolite, anthophyllite, crocidolite and trmolite asbestos, as well as products containing such minerals.
Bulgaria Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2004
Legislative or administrative measures:
All forms of asbestos are listed in Annex I to Regulation (BG) on the import and export of dangerous substances, preparations and products in Republic of Bulgaria (CM Decree No 129 of 1.07.2002, SG 66 of 2002) as banned for use as industrial chemicals. The placing on the market and use of these fibres and of products containing these fibres added intentionally are prohibited according to Regulation (BG) on bans and restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (CM Decree No 130 of 1.07.2002, SG 70 of 17.07.2002, as last amendment by CM Decree no. 156 of 7.07.2004, SG/2004). The use of products containing asbestos fibres which were already installed and/or in service before 1.01.2005 shall continue to be used until they are disposed of or reach the end of their service life, only if the products bear a label in accordance with teh special provisions on the labeling of products containing asbestos under Regulation (BG) on bans and restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations.
Burkina Faso Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2006
Legislative or administrative measures:
Law n 005/97/ADP dated 30 January 1997 concerning the Burkina Faso Environmental Code
Cabo Verde Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2014
Cameroon Interim decision No consent to import 12/06/2016
Canada Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/06/2012
Conditions for import:
The Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations do not prohibit the:
import and use of asbestos in the chlor-alkali industry (until December 31, 2029);
import, sale and use of products containing asbestos to service equipment in nuclear facilities if no technically or economically feasible asbestos-free alternative is available (until December 31, 2022);
import, sale and use of products containing asbestos to service military equipment if no technically or economically feasible asbestos-free alternative is available (until December 31, 2022);
import, sale and use, under the authority of a permit, of products containing asbestos to service military equipment or equipment of a nuclear facility if there was no technically or economically feasible asbestos-free alternative available at the time the permit application was submitted (after December 31, 2022);
import, sale and use of military equipment serviced with a product containing asbestos while it was outside of Canada for the purpose of a military operation if no technically or economically feasible asbestos-free alternative is available;
import, sale and use of asbestos and products containing asbestos for the purpose of display in a museum;
import, sale and use of asbestos and products containing asbestos for scientific research, for sample characterization or as an analytical standard in a laboratory;
transfer of physical possession or control of asbestos or a product containing asbestos to allow its disposal; and
import, use and sale, under the authority of a permit, of asbestos and products containing asbestos to protect the environment or human health if there was no technically or economically feasible asbestos-free alternative available at the time the permit application was submitted.
Legislative or administrative measures:
Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations. P.C. 2018-1210, 28 September, 2018, SOR/2018-196, Canada Gazette, Part II, vol. 152, no. 21, p.3405, October 17, 2018.
http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2018/2018-10-17/html/sor-dors196-eng.html
The above named regulations prohibit the import, sale and use of asbestos, as well as the manufacture, import, sale and use of products containing asbestos, with a limited number of exclusions, see "Other remarks" section.
Remarks:
In addition to the exclusions mentioned above, the Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations (the Regulations) do not apply to:
Asbestos or a product containing asbestos that is in transit through Canada, from a place outside Canada to another place outside Canada.
Asbestos that is integrated into a structure or infrastructure if the integration occurred before the day on which these Regulations came into force (December 30, 2018).
A product containing asbestos used before the day on which these Regulations came into force (December 30, 2018).
Pest control products (as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Pest Control Products Act), as pest control products are regulated under this Act.
The Regulations do not apply to mining residues except for the following activities, which are prohibited:
The sale of asbestos mining residues for use in construction and landscaping, unless the use is authorized by the province in which the construction or landscaping occurs; and
The use of asbestos mining residues to manufacture a product that contains asbestos.
Chad Interim decision No consent to import 12/01/1995
Remarks:
Additional time is needed to reach a final decision.
Chile Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2005
China Final decision No consent to import 12/01/1995
Conditions for import:
Legislative or administrative measures:
Additional information related to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) related to the import response concerning the Annex III chemical
Final decision on import: No consent to import.
National legislative or administrative measure upon which the final decision is based: Ban on import and sale in Air Pollution Control Ordinance (CAP. 311).
Date of publication: 12/06/2009.
Colombia Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2013
Legislative or administrative measures:
Resolution 007 of 2011, which adopts the Health and Safety Regulation on Chrysotile fibers and other similar use . 3.1. Exposure Limits. 3.1.1. Type of asbestos management and limitation. a) The only type of asbestos allowed for industrial or commercial use, is chrysotile or white asbestos, b) use of any variety of amphibole asbestos is prohibited c) application of friable chrysotile form or spray is prohibited.
Congo Interim decision No consent to import 12/06/2017
Cook Islands Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2014
Legislative or administrative measures:
Cook Islands Environment Act 2003.
Costa Rica Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2015
Legislative or administrative measures:
Executive Order 25056 published in the Official Gazette No. 72, 16 April 1996. Chapter VI, Article 11.
Croatia Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2010
Legislative or administrative measures:
List of banned and restricted substances - Official Gazette 17/06
Cuba Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2008
Legislative or administrative measures:
Resolution of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment Nr. 176/2018 "Regulations on the National Registry of Hazardous Chemicals". Standard applicable only to hazardous chemicals for industrial use. It contains Annex Nr. 2, wherein "Chemicals subject to a differentiated control regime" are listed.
Cyprus Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/01/1995
Conditions for import:
Permission by Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, in exceptional cases for special uses as described in the Asbestos (Health and Safety of Persons at Work) Regulations of 1993.
Czechia Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2001
Legislative or administrative measures:
Production, import, export and distribution of the substance is banned with exception of its production and import for research, scientific and analytic purposes in quantity less than 100 g per year from one producer or importer by the Act No. 157/1998 Code, on chemical substances and chemical preparations and amending some other Acts, as last amended, and its implementing Decree No. 301/1998 Code, at last amended. The institution responsible for issuing this national measure is Ministry of Environment.
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Interim decision Consent to import 12/12/2004
Democratic Republic of the Congo Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2012
Legislative or administrative measures:
Circular note No. 5011/0195/AGRI/PE.EL/2012 of 16 February 2012 concerning the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention, Section V, Article 19 : the use of all chemicals listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention is prohibited in the DRC.
Dominican Republic Interim decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/06/2008
Conditions for import:
The imports are subjet to an environment authorization, the imports for construction are prohibited. The companies, before proceeding to the importation, will have to notify theEnvironment State Secretariat to require an authorization in accordance with Law 64-00 in its chapter V.
Ecuador Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2006
Legislative or administrative measures:
*Executive Act N 046 published in the Official Register N 324 dated 11 May 2001, modified by Executive Act N 3516 published in the Oficial Register dated 31 March 2003, especial edition N 2 of the unified text of the secondary legislation from the Ministry of Environment, book VI, annex 7 "List of Hazardous banned chemicals "
**External trade and investments Council (COMEXI), Annex I, resolution n 182. published at the Official Register N 057 dated 8 april 2003 ""Nomina de Subpartidas Arancelarias de Prohibida Importacin".
Complete name and address of the institution / authority in charge of this legislative or administrative measure at national level.
* Ministerio del Ambiente, Av. Amazonas y Eloy Alfaro, Edif. MAG, Piso 7 - Quito.
** Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, Industrializacion, Pesca y Competitividad Consejo de Comercio Exterior e Inversiones (COMEXI), Av. Amazonas y Eloy Alfaro, Piso 1 - Quito.
El Salvador Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/06/2009
Conditions for import:
The import is allowed for 25 grams of weight or volume, as quantity limits. Quantity limits: refers to less or equal amount, of weight or volume, which does not require the submission of environmental documentation. For quantities above this, it should be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), the environmental documentation in order to obtain the response to determine that It is not required to elaborate an Environmental Impact Study, through an Environmental Permit Resolution to import and/or transport in the national territory.
Legislative or administrative measures:
Executive Decision No: 40 published in the Official Journal n83, volume n375 of 9 May 2007, Annex 1: List of Regulated Substances.
Equatorial Guinea Interim decision No consent to import 12/06/2016
Eritrea Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2010
Legislative or administrative measures:
Legal Notice No 52/ 2001, Customs Tariff Regulations
Eswatini Interim decision No consent to import 12/12/2015
European Union Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2004
Legislative or administrative measures:
It is prohibited to place on the market and use all forms of asbestos fibres and products containing them. The chemicals were banned by a series of regulatory actions dating from 1983, the latest of which is Commission Directive 1999/77/EC (Official Journal of the European Communities (OJ) L207 of 6 August 1999, p18) adapting to technical progress for the sixth time Annex I to Council Directive 76/769/EEC relating to the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations.
Gabon Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2016
Legislative or administrative measures:
Order n 2112/PM amending and supplementing certain provisions of Order n00515/PM of 17 July 2010 setting out import and use conditions of certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides.
Gambia Interim decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/01/1997
Conditions for import:
Severely restricted to construction work.
Georgia Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2018
Legislative or administrative measures:
Governmental decree N263 on Rule of Import and Export of Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides and Implementation of Prior Informed Consent Procedure (Adopted 13.06.2016).
Ghana Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/06/2010
Conditions for import:
Importer should obtain an import permit from the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana containing information including but not limited to:
-Quantity of chemical to be imported
-Sources of chemical (exporting country)
-End uses of the chemical within Ghana.
Legislative or administrative measures:
Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1994. (Act. 490)
Guinea Interim decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/12/2005
Conditions for import:
The conditions are as follow:
-to address a written request in order to obtain the previous authorization for import, to the responsble autority elected by the minister of the environment (reference: Articles 6 and 10 of the decision A/2001/4785/MMGE/SGG of October 26, 2001, concerning article 8 of the D/97/287/ decree PRGSGG of 24 december 1997, stablishing the management and control of harmful and
dangerous chemicals in Guinee Republic);
- to obtain a previous authorization to import, delivered by competent authority (reference: Article 5 of the decision A/2001/4785/MMGE/SGG 26 october 2001)
- asbestos crocidolite only can be imported by industrials unities, mining industry, building constructions companies, electricity centrals and production and distribution centers, laboratories and research centers, etc, and this, for certain uses when the need is justify, since this product appears in order no. 57 of appendix II of the decision A/2001/4784/MMGE/SGG of October 26, 2001, making reference for application to articles 3, 4 and 5 of the D/97/287/PRG/SGG of December 24, 1997.
- importer obligation to present the stocks of import products once arrived at the terrestrial borders, maritime or air of the national territory, for a chemical and physical control by qualified agents of the service of the environment or by any other organization of control entitled for this procedure (reference: Article 12 of the decision A/2001/4785/MMGE/SGG of October 26, 2001.
- name, address of the competent authority from which the previous autorisation should be obtained:
M. le directeur national, Direction nationale de la prevention et de la lutte contre les pollutions et nuisances, Ministere de l'Environnement, BP 3118, Conakry, Republique de Guinee. Fax (224) 46 85 46
Remarks:
Differents forms of asbestos are used in Guinea among which the crocidolite could exist and, particularly, in the industrial units, mining societies, real estate constructions, power stations and networks of production and electricity, distribution, laboratories and research centers, etc. Although this product is dangerous for the health and the environment, for economic reasons it would be used at the moment in the sectors of activities sus cites. Some existence of asbestos remainders that can contain asbestos physically exists or has been hidden in some electrical power stations and mining societies, thus it is a potential danger for the workers of these sectors of activities, the workers of the informal sector and even the populations that are exposed to these dangerous and bad known products and all the implications of risks and dangers for their health, their families and to the environment. Before this situation, and awaiting the final decision concernign the actinolita asbestos, the Government, with the purpose of reducing the field of use of this dangerous product and reducing the exhibition of the populations, workers and workers of the different sectors of activities, decided to classify this product in the national list of severely restricted chemicals (Annexed II of the A/2001/4784/decision MMGE/SGG of 26 October 2001.
Guinea-Bissau Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2010
Guyana Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2007
Legislative or administrative measures:
Administrative decision of the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board. The product is not registered nor has any application for registration been received for this product.
Honduras Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2014
Legislative or administrative measures:
Agreement 032 - 2004. Prohibition of Importation, Marketing and Use of Asbestos.
Hungary Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2003
Legislative or administrative measures:
Hungarian Decree 41/2000 (XII.20.) EMKM on the restriction of certain activities involving dangerous substances and dangerous preparations (published in Magyar Kzlny 2000/126, page 8240-8251)
India Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/01/1995
Conditions for import:
License on the recommendation of the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals.
Indonesia Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/06/2020
Conditions for import:
This chemical has to complete the notification process prior to its import. This chemical must be registered to Ministry of Environment and Forestry before being distributed or used.
Legislative or administrative measures:
Government Regulation Number 74 Year 2001 concerning Hazardous and Toxic Substances Management.
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2003
Legislative or administrative measures:
A decree by the supreme council of Environment Protection
Israel Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2012
Legislative or administrative measures:
Proposed legislation for Asbest Ordonance, 2010.
Jamaica Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2004
Legislative or administrative measures:
Food and Drug Act
Japan Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2004
Legislative or administrative measures:
Industrial Health and Safety Law
Jordan Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2002
Legislative or administrative measures:
Regulation on import N(1) of 1997 and its amendment of 1999 authorise the Ministry of Health to regulate the import of restricted and banned chemicals to Jordan. A special permission is required from the Ministry of Health for chemicals prior to their entry into the country. The regulation is under the process of modification after issuing new law for "import and export" No 21 for 2001. The institution responsible for issuing the Law and regulation for import is the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The import of chemicals is regulated by the Ministry of Health which is the focal point for chemicals in Jordan and the DNA (C) for the PIC procedure.
In 1996 the Ministry of Health adopted a list of banned and restricted chemicals, after consulting the international agencies and authorities to improve control of chemicals entering the market. The list was updated in 2001. This chemical was included in the list in 1996 as a banned chemical.
Kazakhstan Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2019
Legislative or administrative measures:
Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan about ratification of Rotterdam Convention from 20 March 2007 N 239-III. items 38-2, 38-6 of article 17 of Ecological Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 9 January 2007 N 212-II.
Kuwait Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2008
Legislative or administrative measures:
Banned Decree No. 26/1995.
Kyrgyzstan Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2012
Legislative or administrative measures:
Ordinance of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic of on June 6, 2011. Number 289 About entering additions and changes to the Ordinance of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic from July 27, 2001 Number 376 On Measures for environmental protection and public health from the adverse effects of certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides.
Lao People's Democratic Republic Final decision No consent to import 12/12/1999
Legislative or administrative measures:
1. Law on the Chemicals Management, No. 07/NA, date 10 Nov 2016
2. Ministerial Decision on the Industrial Chemicals Type, No 0389/MolC.DoIH, date 03 Apr 2018
Lebanon Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2007
Legislative or administrative measures:
Common Decision of the Minister of Environment and the Minister of Public Health # 174/1 dated 2/11/1998
Lesotho Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2018
Legislative or administrative measures:
Banned under the Environment Act 2008.
Liechtenstein Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2010
Legislative or administrative measures:
It is prohibited:
a. to use crocidolite;
b. to place preparations and articles containing crocidolite on the market;
c. to export preparations and articles containing crocidolite.
(Swiss Ordinance on Risk Reduction related to the Use of certain particularly dangerous Substances, Preparations and Articles of August 2005, Annex 1.6)
Madagascar Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2012
Malawi Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2010
Legislative or administrative measures:
It is an administrative measure not to import and use the chemical in the country.
Malaysia Final decision No consent to import 12/01/1998
Legislative or administrative measures:
Customs (Prohibiton of Import) Order 1988, first schedule, under Customs Act 1967.
Mauritania Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2014
Mauritius Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2006
Legislative or administrative measures:
All five forms of asbestos fibres have been listed as prohibited under the Dangerous Chemicals Control Act 2004
Mexico Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/12/2007
Conditions for import:
The asbestos is generically defined, in the agreement that establishes the classification and codification of woods which import is subject to regulation from the dependencies that integrate the intersectarial commission for the control of the process and use of pesticides, fertilizers and toxic chemicals . The asbestos fibers included in annexed III are not used in Mexico. In prohibition process.
Legislative or administrative measures:
Agreement establishing the classification and codification of woods which import is subject to regulation from the dependencies that integrate the intersectarial commission for the control of the process and use of pesticides, fertilizers and toxic chemicals. Published in the official bulletin of the federation on 29 march 2002 (first section) 174.
Montenegro Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2019
Legislative or administrative measures:
Law on chemicals ("Official Gazette of Montenegro" no. 051/17), Article 44, Article 47, Article 48.
Crocidolite asbestos is not entered in the list of registered chemicals in Montenegro, and is not on the list of active substances permitted for use in the plant protection plan for 2018.
Some uses of this substance are restricted under Decree on prohibited and permitted methods of use, manufacture, and placing on the market of chemicals that present unacceptable risk to human health and the environment which fully transposed Annex XVII of REACH regulation.
Morocco Interim decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/06/2014
Conditions for import:
Comply with the provisions of the Decree of the Minister of Trade No. 2916-11 of 12 October 2011 establishing the list of goods subject to measures of quantitative restrictions on imports and exports , published in BO No. 5996 of 17 November 2011.
Remarks:
The import is subject to import license since October 2011. The health safety of asbestosat work is regulated (protection of workers exposed to asbestos dust, medical prevention). :
Decree No. 2-98-975 of 23 January 2001 ( Official Gazette , 2001-02-01 , No. 4870 , p. 192-194 ) amended and completed by Decree No. 2-12-387 of 14 September 2012 ( Bulletin Official , 2012-10-04 , No. 6088 , p. 2647-2648 ) on the protection of workers exposed to asbestos dust .
Article 3 : The use of asbestos belong to the amphibole group ( anthophyllite , amosite (brown asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos) , actinolite and tremolite ) or products containing it, shall be prohibited in the work of manufacturing and processing of products asbestos-based .
Article 4: The use of asbestos in all its forms is prohibited in flocking work.
The Joint Order No. 3352-10 of 26 October 2010 from the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Minister of Health , the Minister of Industry, Trade and New Technologies and the Minister of Energy, Mines , Water and Environment , sets the average value of exposure to asbestos fibers in the workplace . ( Official Gazette , 2011-01-06 , No. 5906 , p. 7).
New Zealand Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2006
Legislative or administrative measures:
Amosite and crocidolite are subject to Customs Import Prohibition Order 2005; Customs and Excise Act 1996. Raw fibre covered by the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO
Remarks:
There is no domestic manufacture of any form of asbestos in New Zealand.
Nicaragua Interim decision Consent to import 12/06/2010
Niger Interim decision 12/12/1999
Remarks:
A final decision is under active consideration. Approximate time needed before a final decision can be reached - 6 months.
Nigeria Final decision No consent to import 12/01/1998
Legislative or administrative measures:
Federal Environmental Protection Act, CAPN, 131, LFN, 1990 as amended by Decree No. 59 of 1992; Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes Regulation, S.1.15 of 1991.
Remarks:
The chemical is not manufactured, approved or used in the country.
North Macedonia Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/06/2012
Conditions for import:
1. The Production, placing on the market and use of these fibres and of articles containing these fibres is prohibited.
By the way of derogation form Paragraph 1 of this point placing on the market and use shall be allowed for:
a) reinforced asbestos klingerit;
b) asbestos graphite braids,
which are necessary for functioning in conditions of extremely high temperature, pressure and aggressive mediums, until the technological process is changed or technological changes of the equipment in which they are used are conducted.
Legislative or administrative measures:
List on Bans and Restrictions of the use of chemicals (Official Gazette of RM 57/2011)
Norway Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2004
Legislative or administrative measures:
Regulations concerning Asbestos (order no 235) laid down 15 August 1991 in pursuance of the Act relating to Worker Protection and Working Environment and the Product Control Act.
Oman Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2008
Legislative or administrative measures:
It is based on the unified customs law of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Law of Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs.
Panama Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/12/2010
Conditions for import:
Pursuant to resolution n 50 of June 23, 1999 which approuves the health rules for the management, storage and transport of asbestos in the Republic of Panama.
Executive Decree n 305 of September 4, 2002 published in Official Gazette n 24634 29 September 2002, a national legislative mesure, established at its fifth article: "All substances banned or severely restricted in at least four States, will also be banned in our country". The substance friable asbestos n81 of annex I to this executif decree.
Peru Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2011
Legislative or administrative measures:
The possession, processing, export, import, distribution, manufacture and cession, whether free of charge or not, of all types of amphibole asbestos fibers such as crocidolite, amosite, actinolite, anthophyllite and tremolite, as well as the fiber types or products that contain the said compound, are prohibited throughout the national territory.
Act No. 29662, "Law that prohibits amphiboles asbestos and regulates the use of chrysotile asbestos", published in the Official Journal El Peruano on February 9, 2011.
Supreme Decree No. 028-2014-SA, which approves the Regulation of Act No. 29662, "Law that prohibits amphiboles asbestos and regulates the use of chrysotile asbestos", published in the Official Journal El Peruano on October 4, 2014, and its Annex, published on November 19, 2017 in the aforementioned Official Journal.
Philippines Interim decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/07/1996
Conditions for import:
An Interim Importation Clearance has to be obtained from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (under Republic Act 6969). The issuance of such an Interim Importation Clearance may be denied based on the evaluation of data required.
Remarks:
No final decision has been taken regarding PIC chemicals (see DENR Administrative order No. 29 on the implementation of rules and regulations on chemicals). Under the Republic Act 6969 (Toxic Chemical Legislation), a Review Committee will be formed in order to evaluate chemicals to be included in the Priority Chemicals List, and to make recommendations on chemicals for which Chemical Control Orders (CCO) will be issued.
Qatar Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2005
Legislative or administrative measures:
Article 26 Environment Law (30) 2002
Republic of Korea Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2002
Remarks:
Crocidolite and mixtures which contain 1% or more of crocidolite are banned for manufacture, import and use as an industrial chemical, except for the use of the chemical for research or laboratory purposes. No remaining uses are allowed. The authority responsible for issuing the legislative measure Ministry of Labour.
It is not clear whether there has ever been a request of registration in the past, but there might have been such a request and the chemical is banned due to risk of potential acute and chronic toxic effect on human.
Republic of Moldova Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2016
Legislative or administrative measures:
The Law on amendment and supplementing of certain legislative acts, No. 141 of 17 June 2016. This act has been published in the Official Monitor of the Republic of Moldova, No. 215-216 of 19 July 2016. The act will enter into force on 19 January 2017.
In conformity with the above mentioned act, the production, import, placing on the internal market, trade and use of construction products, chemicals products and other articles consisting of or containing asbestos Crocidolite (CAS: 12001-28-4), are prohibited.
Remarks:
The chemical has never been manufactured in the Republic of Moldova.
Romania Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2004
Legislative or administrative measures:
1.Government Decision No. 347/27.03.2993 regarding the restriction of placing on the market and of the use of some certain dangerous chemical substances and preparations transposed the European Council Directive No. 76/769/EEC of 12 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations and establishes the restrictions to the placing on the market and to the use of substances, groups of substances and the dangerous chemical preparations presented in its Annex No 1, with the purpose of ensuring the health protection of the population and environment.
The provisions of the present Decision don't apply to:
the transport of dangerous chemical substances and preparations by land, by air or by sea;
the dangerous chemical substances and preparations which are exported in countries not being members of the European Union
the dangerous chemical substances and preparations that are in transit or which are subjected to the customs operations, on the condition not to be processed.
According with the Art.4(1) - The substances, groups of substances and the dangerous chemcial preparations provided at Art 1 may be placed on the market and used only with the abidance of the specific restriction conditions established in the Annex no. 1 Column B.
(2) the provisions of the align (1) don't apply to the substances, groups of substances and the dangerous chemical preparations used for the research and development activities.
The placing on the market and use of this kind of asbestos and of products containing this kind of asbestos, inclusive of the labelling of them, shall be in compliance with provisions of the specific regulations regarding prevention and control on pollution of environment with asbestos and other regulations regarding security and protection of workers health against the risk exposure to asbestos at the work place.
2.Government Decision no. 124(30.01.2003 on asbestos environment pollution's preventing, reducing and control
The purpose is to protect the population's health and the environment, starting of 1 January 2007 all activities of trading and using asbestos and the products containing asbestos are banned.
The asbestos is used in the conditions of enforcing some measures and procedures to assure the reduction at the source, as much as possible, of the asbestos emissions in the air or the aquatic environment and the solid waste containing asbestos, and the prevention of such emissions' appearance.
The measures foreseen at art. 4 Paragraph (3) must assure that the asbestos emissions' level in the air generated by the asbestos utilisation do not exceed the admissable limit value of 0.1 mg/m3 evacuated air. The installations evacuating residual gases with a flow smaller than 5000 m3/hr and whose asbestos emissions in the air are smaller than 0.5 g/hour in any moment of the installation's operation in normal conditions, are excepted from the provisions of paragraph (1).
The products containing asbestos, traded until the enforcement date of the present decision, can be used until the end of the lifecycle of these products, no later than 31 December 2006.
Remarks:
With the purpose to protect the population's health and the environment, starting at 1 January 2007, all activities of trading and using asbestos, and the products containing asbestos, are banned. the products containing asbestos traded up to 1 January 2007 can be used until the end of the lifecycle of these products, no later than 31 December 2006.
Russian Federation Interim decision Consent to import 12/06/2020
Saint Kitts and Nevis Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2020
Legislative or administrative measures:
Administrative measure: Policy decision to prohibit use of the product.
Samoa Final decision No consent to import 12/01/1996
Remarks:
Insulation removed from the Parliament building and disposed locally (some disturbance of the container reported).
Sao Tome and Principe Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2015
Senegal Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2015
Legislative or administrative measures:
No regulation
Serbia Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/12/2011
Conditions for import:
The Production, placing on the market and use of these fibres and of articles containing these fibres is prohibited.
2. By the way of derogation form Paragraph 1 of this point placing on the market and use shall be allowed for:
a) reinforced asbestos klingerit;
b) asbestos graphite braids,
which are necessary for functioning in conditions of extremely high temperature, pressure and aggressive mediums, until the technological process is changed or technological changes of the equipment in which they are used are conducted.
Legislative or administrative measures:
Severely restricted by Serbian Regulation on Bans and Restrictions of Production, Placing on the Market and Use of Chemicals which Represent Unacceptable Risk on Human Health and Environment ("Official Gazette RS", No 89/10).
Singapore Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/12/2003
Conditions for import:
A Hazardous Substance Licence is required for the import of asbestos in the form of crocidolite asbestos and products containing this form of asbestos.
Legislative or administrative measures:
Asbestos in the form of crocidolite, amosite, chrysotile, and amphiboles and products containing these forms of asbestos are controlled as Hazardous Substances under the Environmental Protection and Management Act (EPMA) and its Regulations. A licence is required for their import, use and sale.
Asbestos in the above forms and the products containing the above forms of asbestos have been banned from import for local use except for:
- asbestos products containing chrysotile other than roofing sheets, refuse chutes, ceiling boards, partition boards, fire barriers, doors, paints, cement, floor tiles and putty since 1989;
- asbestos in the form of chrysotile in any vehicle brake or clutch lining not installed in any vehicle if the packaging of the vehicle brake or clutch lining is affixed with the appropriate label or in any vehicle brake or clutch lining installed in any vehicle registered before 1st April 1995.
Slovakia Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/07/1996
Conditions for import:
Conditions are specified in Ordinance No. 8, § 11b, of the Ministry of Health of Slovakia, 1990.
Slovenia Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2003
Legislative or administrative measures:
Order on bans and restriction of production, placing on the market and use of asbestos and asbestos products (O.J. 49/01)
Remarks:
There has never been a request for registration of crocidolite in this country. Crocidolite is not registered, manufactured or formulated in Slovenia
South Africa Interim decision No consent to import 12/06/2006
Sri Lanka Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2005
Legislative or administrative measures:
According to the Cabinet decision No: 20/2018 taken by the government of Sri Lanka, all types of asbestos in amphibole group (Crocidolite, Amosite, Actinolite, Anthophyllite, Tremolite) are banned.
State of Palestine Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2020
Legislative or administrative measures:
1. Palestinian Environmental Law No.7 for the year 1999
Article11 :The Ministry (Environment Quality Authority) shall issue, in coordination with the competent authorities, one list or more of the hazardous materials and waste
Article 12: No one may process, store, distribute, use, treat or dispose of any solid or liquid or gaseous hazardous materials or waste except according to the regulations and instructions determined by the Ministry in coordination with the competent parties.
2. The National Technical Committee for the Management of Chemicals and Hazardous Wastes reviewed the chemicals have been listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention and Stockholm Convention and adopted import responses.
Suriname Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2019
Legislative or administrative measures:
Order of the negative list 2003 "from the" Law Traffic of Goods S.B. 2003 no.58.
Switzerland Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2010
Legislative or administrative measures:
It is prohibited:
a. to use crocidolite;
b. to place preparations and articles containing crocidolite on the market;
c. to export preparations and articles containing crocidolite.
(Ordinance on Risk Reduction related to the Use of certain particularly dangerous Substances, Preparations and Articles of August 2005, Annex 1.6)
Thailand Final decision No consent to import 12/01/1995
Togo Interim decision No consent to import 12/12/2017
Remarks:
Need for a national socio-economic assessment with the participation of national stakeholders.
Trinidad and Tobago Interim decision Consent to import 12/06/2001
Remarks:
A final decision is under active consideration by the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board, Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division. The following administrative action is being undertaken during the period a final decision is being considered: the enacting into law of the toxic chemical regulations. The legislation will require imported to obtain license to import.
Approximate time needed before a final decision can be reached: 2 years.
At present there is no registration of toxic chemicals (only pesticides) and there is no government agency responsible for the control of importation and usage of this chemical. There is no information on whether the chemicals is imported into Trinidad and Tobago.
Turkey Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2020
Legislative or administrative measures:
It is prohibited to place on the market and use all forms of asbestos fibers and products containing them. The chemicals were banned by a series of legislation actions dating from 2008, the latest of which is By-law on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (Official Gazette no. 30105 dated 23.06.2017).
Therefore the final decision of Turkey is "no consent to import".
Remarks:
Current By-law’s provisions prohibiting asbestos fibers are below: 1- The manufacture, placing on the market and use of these fibers and of articles and mixtures containing these fibers added intentionally is prohibited. 2- The use of articles containing asbestos fibers referred to in paragraph 1 which were already installed and/or in service before 26.12.2008 shall continue to be permitted and labeled according to the Annex VII of this By Law. 3- Without prejudice to the application of the By-law on the classification, packaging and labeling of substances and mixtures, those articles bear a label in accordance with Annex VII of this By-law.
Ukraine Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2018
Legislative or administrative measures:
Order of Ministry of Health of Ukraine N 762 dated on October 01, 2012 on approval of State Sanitary Rules and Norms On safety and protection of workers from the harmful effects of asbestos and asbestos- containing materials (item1.5).
United Arab Emirates Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2013
Legislative or administrative measures:
Crocidolite is banned based on the Cabinet Decree No. (39) of 2006 banning the Import, Production and Use of Asbestos Boards in UAE.
United Republic of Tanzania Final decision No consent to import 12/06/2016
Legislative or administrative measures:
Listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Industrial and Consumer Chemicals (Management and Control) Act no 3 of 2003, chemicals banned or severely restricted in accordance to MEAs ratified by the government.
Uruguay Final decision Consent to import only subject to specified conditions 12/12/2006
Conditions for import:
Authorization must be requested to the Ministry of Public Health, who could grant it after consulting the Honorary Committee for Unhealthy and Hazardous Labour
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Final decision No consent to import 12/12/2007