Register of Specific Exemptions: Decabromodiphenyl ether

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
Use Textile products that require anti-flammable characteristics, excluding clothing and toys. Iran (Islamic Republic of) 18 December 2023 100 tonnes Use as fire retardant in textile. DecaBDE is used as an additive flame retardant and has a variety of applications including textiles, coatings and etc. in Iran. The date of entry into force of the amendment for Iran will be 18 December 2018.

Expired specific exemptions

No expired specific exemptions.