Register of Specific Exemptions: Pentachlorophenol

Parties may register for specific exemptions listed in Annex A or B pursuant to paragraph 3 of Article 4. These specific exemptions have a limited timeframe and shall expire five (5) years after the date of entry into force of the Convention with respect to that particular chemical (paragraph 4 of Article 4), unless an earlier date is indicated in the Register by the Party or an extension is granted by the Conference of the Parties under paragraph 7 of Article 4.

Specific exemptions

Activity Specific exemption Party Expiry date Estimated quantity of production / use Purpose(s) of
production / use
Reason for exemption Remarks
Production As allowed for the parties listed in the Register in accordance with the provisions of part VIII of Annex A Mexico Not applicable 6800 metric tons per year (Informal translation – original received in Spanish)
Production of pentachlorophenol, 99.8% for shipment to the United States of America and 0.2% for sale in the national territory; the specific uses are those expressed in the Conference of the Parties, i.e. for treatment of utility poles and cross-arms.
(Informal translation – original received in Spanish)
Existence of the company KMG, a production plant in Mexico that delivers the product in solid state to be later sent to the USA for its distribution and sale.
None.
Use Pentachlorophenol for utility poles and cross-arms in accordance with the provisions of part VIII of Annex A Mexico Not applicable 0.2% of 6800 metric tons per year (Informal translation – original received in Spanish)
Production of pentachlorophenol, 99.8% for shipment to the United States of America and 0.2% for sale in the national territory; the specific uses are those expressed in the Conference of the Parties, i.e. for treatment of utility poles and cross-arms.
(Informal translation – original received in Spanish)
Existence of the company KMG, a production plant in Mexico that delivers the product in solid state to be later sent to the USA for its distribution and sale.
None.

Expired specific exemptions

No expired specific exemptions.