Norway has proposed to add decabromodiphenyl ether (“decaBDE”) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. In order to avoid confusion in relation to how the chemical will be regulated; the ECHA is now preparing a proposal to include the chemical in Annex XVII of the regulation, which deals with restrictions placed on dangerous substances. There will be future consultations on this restriction.

The ECHA press release is available here: http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/eaa1b117-d017-4446-bb3b-5497bd1c478a.