This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, amends the Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 (the principal order).
Clause 4 adds 10 chemicals to the list in Schedule 1 of the principal order. Schedule 1 chemicals are known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) or Stockholm chemicals after the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Clause 5 revokes and substitutes Schedule 2 of the principal order. Schedule 2 lists chemicals known as Rotterdam chemicals as they are listed in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. New Schedule 2 reflects changes to the Rotterdam Convention by—
omitting Lindane, which has been added to Schedule 1 by clause 4:
inserting items 3 to 6, 11, 13 to 15, and 27 to 30:
amending the scope of items 2, 12, and 20 to 23.
The principal order regulates the import and export of Stockholm and Rotterdam chemicals consistently with New Zealand's obligations under the Stockholm Convention and the Rotterdam Convention.
Date of notification in Gazette: 21 July 2011.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.