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Each day TFO Canada publishes a sample of trade news on the Canadian import market along with any new, updated or changed regulations and legislations regarding international trade; countries in which TFO Canada offers services and on the export sectors which it promotes.


Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations

Monday, November 07, 2016 > 17:13:07

(Environment Canada)

The Government of Canada wishes to inform you of the publication of the proposed Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations pursuant to subsection 93(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The proposed Regulations would phase in prohibitions for the manufacture, import, sale or offer for sale of toiletries that contain plastic microbeads including non-prescription drugs and natural health products. On February 9, 2016, ECCC published a consultation document for a 30-day public comment on the proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse. The title subsequently changed. Public comments were solicited and considered in the development of the proposed regulations. Stakeholders will have until January 19, 2017 to submit written comments on the proposed Regulations. The proposed regulations can be found in the Canada Gazette at: http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/eng/regulations/detailReg.cfm?intReg=238

For further information on the Government of Canada’s actions on microbeads, please visit www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/approach-approche/microb-eng.php.

Xin Gao Acting Director, Products Division Environment and Climate Change Canada ec.produits-products.ec@canada.ca

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