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ECCC Consulting on Reducing Concentrations of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products

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Last month, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released a consultation document outlining proposed amendments to the Concentration of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products Regulations, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Regulations limit the amount of phosphorus in laundry detergents, household dish-washing compounds (including hand dish-washing soap and automatic dishwashing detergents) and certain household cleaners that are manufactured or imported into Canada. In addition, they require manufacturers and importers to keep records regarding their products containing phosphorus. The amendments are required to bring the regulations into compliance with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation, which prohibits the application of technical regulations such as the Concentration of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products Regulations, to goods in transit. Access the existing regulations:

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