Guidance for strengthening the regulatory framework to enable regular monitoring products and articles that may contain new POPs
Scope: Obtaining information on the presence of new POPs in products and articles on the national market and in imported goods is essential for the enforcement of regulations aimed at restricting and eliminating POPs. The collection of such information on a regular basis by the relevant authorities is facilitated by the existence of an adequate national regulatory framework for the monitoring of products and articles that contain POPs. Such a framework should also promote the exchange among competent authorities, of information collected at different stages of the life cycle of products and articles. In addition, in light of the globalized nature of the supply chains of products and articles that contain POPs, obtaining up‐to‐date information on such products and articles can be facilitated by regional and international schemes for information exchange. The objective of this guidance document is to assist Parties in developing a regulatory framework that can facilitate the monitoring of products and articles that contain POPs. The document includes guidance on key issues to consider for the enforcement of regulations under such a framework.
Main target audience: Policy makers responsible for developing regulations for the management of POPs, and authorities involved in the collection of information on new POPs.