Capacity Building to Promote Trade of Products that Replace those with Mercury to Reduce Marine Pollution

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Capacity Building to Promote Trade of Products that Replace those with Mercury to Reduce Marine Pollution

Publication Number

APEC#220-OF-04.1

Published Date

June 2020

Type of Publication

Proceedings

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Ocean and Fisheries Working Group(OFWG)

Accessed

680

Pages

13

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Description

This report presents a summary of the discussion from a three-day workshop held in Chile. The objective of the workshop is to build capacity on identifying products that do not contain mercury available in the market which are manufactured, imported and exported by APEC member economies. It aimed to identify cost-effective alternative to replace products with mercury added and which are regulated by the article 3 and 4 of Minamata Convention. The workshop also included discussions on best practice, opportunities and limitations as well as lessons learned for the use of products without mercury added.