The Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China collect opinions for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), such as Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

On May 12, 2020, The Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China began collecting opinions on how to respond to the proposed amendments passed at the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (COP-9). The collection will be solicited for information such as the production, usage, import and export of new substances in the proposed amendment, as well as alternative products or relative technologies. The collection period is until May 31, 2020.

The following amendments were passed at the COP-9.

  • substances Added to Annex A:
    perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and its related chemicals;
    dicofol.
  • substances Added to Annex B:
    perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and its related chemicals
    perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF)

Currently, the above amendment has not yet entered into force in China.

The original text of the Collection for Opinions can be viewed from the following URL (Simplified Chinese).
http://www.mee.gov.cn/xxgk2018/xxgk/xxgk06/202005/t20200514_779117.html