Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 Amendment Order 2011

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Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 Amendment Order 2011

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of July 2011

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 3(1) and 3A(1) of the Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Act 1988, His Excellency the Governor-General, being satisfied that it is necessary to give effect to an international obligation and acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1  Title
  • This order is the Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 Amendment Order 2011.

2  Commencement
  • This order comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3  Principal order amended
4  Schedule 1 amended
  • Schedule 1 is amended by inserting in their appropriate alphabetical order the items set out in Schedule 1 of this order.

5  New Schedule 2 substituted

Schedule 1
Items inserted in Schedule 1

cl 4

Alpha hexachlorocyclohexane

Beta hexachlorocyclohexane

Chlordecone

Hexabromobiphenyl

Hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether

Lindane

Pentachlorobenzene

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts, and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF)

Technical endosulfan and its related isomers

Tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether

Schedule 2
New Schedule 2 substituted

cl 5

Schedule 2
Rotterdam chemicals

cl 4

11,2-dibromoethane (EDB)
22,4,5-T and its salts and esters
3Actinolite asbestos
4Amosite asbestos
5Anthophyllite asbestos
6Binapacryl
7Captafol
8Chlordimeform
9Chlorobenzilate
10Crocidolite
11Dinitro-ortho-cresol (DNOC) and its salts (including ammonium salt, potassium salt, and sodium salt)
12Dinoseb and its salts and esters
13Dustable powders containing a combination of benomyl at or above 7%, carbofuran at or above 10%, and thiram at or above 15%
14Ethylene dichloride
15Ethylene oxide
16Fluoroacetamide
17HCH (mixed isomers)
18Mercury compounds, including inorganic mercury compounds, alkyl mercury compounds, and alkyloxyalkyl and aryl mercury compounds
19Methamidophos (soluble liquid formulations of the substance that exceed 600 g active ingredient/ℓ)
20Methyl-parathion (emulsifiable concentrates (EC) at or above 19.5% active ingredient and dusts at or above 1.5% active ingredient)
21Monocrotophos
22Parathion
23Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters
24Phosphamidon (soluble liquid formulations of the substance that exceed 1 000 g active ingredient/ℓ)
25Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
26Polychlorinated terphenyls (PCT)
27Tetraethyl lead
28Tetramethyl lead
29Tremolite asbestos
30Tributylin compounds
31Tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

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.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 July 2011.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.