On July 8, 2009, the government issued the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations. The Regulations establish concentration limits for VOCs in 14 categories of automotive refinishing products, including surface primers, clear and colour coatings and surface cleaners. With certain exceptions, the Regulations prohibit the manufacture, offer for sale, sale or import of automotive refinishing products for use in Canada with concentrations of VOCs in excess of the specified limits.  

For further information on the Regulations, please see www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=714D9AAE- 1&news=D388EF18-D3A8-4226-BD23-FB0F3434973B