Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 Amendment Order 2016


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Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 Amendment Order 2016

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 12th day of December 2016

The Right Hon Bill English presiding in Council

This order is made under sections 3(1) and 3A(1) of the Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Act 1988—


on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and


in compliance with those provisions.


1 Title

This order is the Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 Amendment Order 2016.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 15 December 2016.

3 Principal order

This order amends the Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 (the principal order).

4 Schedule 1 amended

In Schedule 1, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

Hexachlorobutadiene CAS No: 87-68-3
Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters
Polychlorinated naphthalenes, including dichlorinated naphthalenes, trichlorinated naphthalenes, tetrachlorinated napthalenes, pentachlorinated napthalenes, hexachlorinated naphthalenes, heptachlorinated naphthalenes, and octachlorinated naphthalene
5 Schedule 2 replaced

Replace Schedule 2 with:

Schedule 2 Rotterdam chemicals

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1,2-dibromoethane (EDB)
2,4,5-T and its salts and esters
Actinolite asbestos
Amosite asbestos
Anthophyllite asbestos
Commercial octabromodiphenyl ether, including hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether
Commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether, including tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether
Crocidolite asbestos
Dinitro-ortho-cresol (DNOC) and its salts (including ammonium salt, potassium salt, and sodium salt)
Dinoseb and its salts and esters
Dustable powder formulations containing a combination of benomyl at or above 7%, carbofuran at or above 10%, and thiram at or above 15%
Ethylene dichloride
Ethylene oxide
HCH (mixed isomers)
Mercury compounds, including inorganic mercury compounds, alkyl mercury compounds, and alkyloxyalkyl and aryl mercury compounds
Methyl-parathion (emulsifiable concentrates (EC) at or above 19.5% active ingredient and dusts at or above 1.5% active ingredient)
Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters
Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides, and perfluorooctane sulfonyls, including—
  • perfluorooctane sulfonic acid

  • potassium perfluorooctane sulfonate

  • lithium perfluorooctane sulfonate

  • ammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate

  • diethanolammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate

  • tetraethylammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate

  • didecyldimethylammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate

  • N-ethylperfluorooctane sulfonamide

  • N-methylperfluorooctane sulfonamide

  • N-ethyl-N-(2-hydroxyethyl) perfluorooctane sulfonamide

  • N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-Nmethylperfluorooctane sulfonamide

  • perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride

Phosphamidon (soluble liquid formulations of the substance that exceed 1000 g active ingredient/ℓ)
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
Polychlorinated terphenyls (PCT)
Tetraethyl lead
Tetramethyl lead
Tremolite asbestos
Tributyltin compounds
Tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate

Michael Webster,
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 amends the Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 (the principal order). It comes into force on 15 December 2016. The principal order prohibits the importation into or exportation from New Zealand of certain goods for various reasons, including to ensure that New Zealand complies with its obligations under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (the Stockholm Convention) and the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (the Rotterdam Convention).

The order inserts 4 new items into Schedule 1 of the principal order to implement amendments made to the Stockholm Convention in 2013 and 2015.

The order also replaces Schedule 2 of the principal order. Schedule 2 lists the chemicals to which the Rotterdam Convention applies. The replacement schedule adds 16 new items, broadens the scope of the item relating to methamidophos, and corrects the descriptions of 2 items, so as to implement amendments made to the Rotterdam Convention in 2011, 2013, and 2015 and to ensure that all Rotterdam Convention chemicals are correctly included in Schedule 2.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 December 2016.

This order is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.