Persistent Organic Pollutants


4. Is the Stockholm Convention applicable to the HKSAR?

The People's Republic of China (PRC) signed the Stockholm Convention on May 23, 2001 and ratified the Convention on August 13, 2004.  The Stockholm Convention became effective to the PRC, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), on November 11, 2004. 

The Stockholm Convention was amended in 2009 and 2011 to list 10 new POPs in its Annexes.  The amendments were entered into force in China (including HKSAR) on 26 March 2014.





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