Share your thoughts: Proposed Regulations amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations

Current status: Open

The proposed Regulations amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 156, No. 52, on December 24, 2022. It is open for a 75-day public comment period ending on March 9, 2023.

The comments received during this period will be considered when developing the final Regulations.

Background

The Products Containing Mercury Regulations (PCMR) prohibit the manufacture and import of products containing mercury or any of its compounds. There are limited exemptions for essential products that have no technically or economically viable alternatives, such as dental amalgam, lamps and certain scientific instruments.

The proposed Regulations amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations will allow Canada to fully align with all the requirements of the Minamata Convention on Mercury for mercury-containing products. Furthermore, to accelerate the transition to LEDs, which are mercury-free and more energy efficient, the manufacture and import of most lamps containing mercury will be prohibited in December 2023.

Join in: How to participate

You are invited to review and submit your comments on the proposed Regulations amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations.

Canada Gazette

You can provide your comments on proposed regulations directly in the Canada Gazette publication. For more information on how to comment, please visit our Comment on propose regulations site.

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