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Indonesia - Final Regulatory Action
Mercury CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Mercury

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Pesticide, Industrial

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Severely Restricted

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

Prohibited for all use of the pesticide formulation.
The use and import of Mercury for ASGM activity is banned.

Use or uses that remain allowed:

Mercury will remain to be used in industrial sector in accordance with the provisions of the Minamata Convention.

The final regulatory action was based on a risk or hazard evaluation: No

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Based on Government Regulation Number 74 Year 2001 on Hazardous Substances Management, the use of this chemical has been restricted. This chemical has to complete the notification process prior to its import/export and must be registered to Ministry of Environment and Forestry before being distributed or used.
Minister of Agriculture Regulation No. 43 year 2019 concerning Pesticide Registration regulates the field of use, pesticide classification, type of permit issued and its requirements, sampling and testing, packaging and labelling, importation, limited use of pesticides, pesticide commissions, sanctions, attachments of active ingredients and ingredients extras are prohibited. Based on that regulation, The Indonesia pesticides committee prohibit the use of all the formulations containing Mercury.
The use and import of Mercury for ASGM activities is banned.

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to:

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 26/05/2002