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Public Consultation on the Ratification by the EU of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Policy field(s)


Environment, Chemicals, Mercury Strategy

Target group(s)


Citizens, public authorities, research organisations, academia, non-profit/non-governmental organisations, consultancies, private companies

Period of consultation


                        From 14/8/2014 to 14/11/2014

Objective of the consultation



The aim of this consultation is to solicit stakeholders' input on specific issues related to the implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The results of the consultation will be used as input for the preparation of the Impact Assessment covering specific key areas where EU legislation may need to be amended such as:

  • Import restrictions for metallic mercury from non-Parties to the Convention;
  • Export ban for certain products containing mercury;
  • Mercury use in new products and processes;
  • Restrictions on certain processes where mercury is used;
  • Mercury use in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM);
  • Environmentally sound storage of non-waste mercury stocks.

View the questionnaire

Reference documents and other, related consultations


Background documents are provided, as needed, by using hyperlinks.

Contact details


responsible service

European Commission, DG ENV.C.4




postal address

200, Rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles, BELGIUM

Results of consultation

A detailed report with the results of the public consultation can be found in Annex 2 (p.51) of the Impact Assessment


In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Protection of personal data

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