Regulations Amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations [Proposed]

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The main objective of the proposed Amendments to the Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the proposed Amendments) is to protect Canadians by lowering the risk of mercury releases into the environment from lamps in Canada. By meeting this objective, the proposed Amendments would enable Canada to meet requirements for mercury-containing products under the Minamata Convention, and to go beyond the Convention by aligning the Regulations with other international initiatives, including requirements in the European Union (EU) and certain states in the United States (U.S.).

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The main objective of the proposed Amendments to the Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the proposed Amendments) is to protect Canadians by lowering the risk of mercury releases into the environment from lamps in Canada. By meeting this objective, the proposed Amendments would enable Canada to meet requirements for mercury-containing products under the Minamata Convention, and to go beyond the Convention by aligning the Regulations with other international initiatives, including requirements in the European Union (EU) and certain states in the United States (U.S.).

To read the information about these proposed regulations, please refer to Part I of the Canada Gazette in the “Legislative change” tab.

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The main objective of the proposed Amendments to the Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the proposed Amendments) is to protect Canadians by lowering the risk of mercury releases into the environment from lamps in Canada. By meeting this objective, the proposed Amendments would enable Canada to meet requirements for mercury-containing products under the Minamata Convention, and to go beyond the Convention by aligning the Regulations with other international initiatives, including requirements in the European Union (EU) and certain states in the United States (U.S.).

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