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Trade and Industry Department The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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Commercial Information Circulars

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Ref. : EIC 631/2
EIC 631/2/5

5 January 2017

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 22/2017

The Mainland of China : Prohibition Against Manufacturing, Use and Import and Export of Hexabromocyclododecane

Eleven government organisations including the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China issued a notice on prohibition against (except under special circumstances) manufacturing, use and import and export of hexabromocyclododecane, which took effect from 26 December 2016.  The Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China and the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China have also included hexabromocyclododecane into the "2014 Catalogue of Toxic Chemicals Strictly Restricted from Import and Export".  Please refer to the Appendix 1 (pdf format) and Appendix 2 (pdf format) for the notice (available in Chinese only). 


2.If you have any questions on the content of the document mentioned in this circular, please contact the issuing authorities of the Mainland of China direct.  For other questions on this circular, please contact Mainland Branch (I) (tel: 2398 5444) of the Department.

Yours faithfully,

(Gerald TAI)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.