Register of Specific Exemptions: Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride

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.

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (CAS No: 1763-23-1), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (CAS No: 307-35-7)

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 ActivitySpecific exemptionPartySorted By Party In Ascending OrderExpiry dateEstimated quantity of production / usePurpose(s) of production / useReason for exemptionRemarks
Use02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)BrazilExpired on 20/08/2017Not provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)The product protects the operators of spray chrome in electroplating process

On registration:  There are some stockpiles to be used.

Use03. Metal plating (decorative plating)BrazilExpired on 20/08/2017Not provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating)The product protects the operators of spray chrome in electroplating process

On registration:  There are some stockpiles to be used.

Use02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)BrazilWithdrawn on 21/08/2015Not provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)The product protects the operators of spray chrome (highly toxic) in electroplating process. No equivalent product available with the same performance.Withdrawn notification

Note by Secretariat:  Brazil submitted a new notification replacing this notification.

Use03. Metal plating (decorative plating)BrazilWithdrawn on 21/08/2015Not provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating)The product protects the operators of spray chrome (highly toxic) in electroplating process. No equivalent product available with the same performance.Withdrawn notification

Note by Secretariat:  Brazil submitted a new notification replacing this notification.

Use01. Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industriesCanadaExpired on 04/04/2016Not provided01. Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industries Not provided

On registration: None.

Use02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)CanadaExpired. Specific exemption for use of PFOS in metal plating only required until 2013.Not provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)Not provided

On registration:  Not provided.

Use03. Metal plating (decorative plating)CanadaExpired. Specific exemption for use of PFOS in metal plating only required until 2013.Not provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Not provided

On registration:  Not provided.

ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterChina Not providedNot provided 01. Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industriesCurrently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some time Applicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
Use01. Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industriesChinaNot providedNot provided01. Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industriesCurrently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterChinaNot providedNot provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)Currently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
Use02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)ChinaNot providedNot provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)Currently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterChinaNot providedNot provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Currently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
Use03. Metal plating (decorative plating)ChinaNot providedNot provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Currently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterChinaNot providedNot provided04. Electric and electronic parts for some colour printers and colour copy machinesCurrently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
Use04. Electric and electronic parts for some colour printers and colour copy machinesChinaNot providedNot provided04. Electric and electronic parts for some colour printers and colour copy machinesCurrently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterChinaNot providedNot provided05. Insecticides for control of red imported fire ants and termitesCurrently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
Use05. Insecticides for control of red imported fire ants and termitesChinaNot providedNot provided05. Insecticides for control of red imported fire ants and termitesCurrently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterChinaNot providedNot provided06. Chemically driven oil productionCurrently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
Use06. Chemically driven oil productionChinaNot providedNot provided06. Chemically driven oil productionCurrently in use without appropriate alternatives and transition will take some timeApplicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China
Use02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) Czech RepublicExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) Not provided

On registration:  Not provided.

Use03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Czech RepublicExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating) Not provided

On registration:  Not provided.

ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterEuropean UnionExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided 02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) Not providedOn registration: The EU restriction is not limited to PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F but covers all PFOS derivatives defined as C8F17SO2X X = OH, metal salt (O-M+), halide, amide and other derivatives including polymers.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterEuropean UnionExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Not providedOn registration: The EU restriction is not limited to PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F but covers all PFOS derivatives defined as C8F17SO2X X = OH, metal salt (O-M+), halide, amide and other derivatives including polymers.
Use02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) European UnionExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided 02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) Not provided On registration: The EU restriction is not limited to PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F but covers all PFOS derivatives defined as C8F17SO2X X = OH, metal salt (O-M+), halide, amide and other derivatives including polymers.
Use03. Metal plating (decorative plating)European UnionExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided 03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Not provided On registration: The EU restriction is not limited to PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F but covers all PFOS derivatives defined as C8F17SO2X X = OH, metal salt (O-M+), halide, amide and other derivatives including polymers.
Use02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) IranExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) Country data not yet establishedOn registration: Not provided.
Use03. Metal plating (decorative plating)IranExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Country data not yet establishedOn registration: Not provided.
Use06. Chemically driven oil production IranExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided06. Chemically driven oil production Country data not yet establishedOn registration: Not provided.
Use07. CarpetsIranExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided07. CarpetsCountry data not yet establishedOn registration: Not provided.
Use08. Leather and apparelIranExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided08. Leather and apparelCountry data not yet establishedOn registration: Not provided.
Use09. Textiles and upholstery IranExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided09. Textiles and upholstery Country data not yet establishedOn registration: Not provided.
Use10. Paper and packagingIranExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided10. Paper and packagingCountry data not yet establishedOn registration: Not provided.
Use11. Coatings and coating additivesIranExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided11. Coatings and coating additivesCountry data not yet establishedOn registration: Not provided.
Use12. Rubber and plasticsIranExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided12. Rubber and plasticsCountry data not yet establishedOn registration: Not provided.
Use06. Chemically driven oil productionNigeriaExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided06. Chemically driven oil productionNo alternative for now

On registration: Not provided.

Use07. Carpets NigeriaExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided07. CarpetsNo alternative for nowOn registration: Not provided.
Use08. Leather and apparelNigeriaExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided08. Leather and apparelNo alternative for nowOn registration: Not provided.
Use09. Textiles and upholsteryNigeriaExpired on 26/08/2015 Not provided 09. Textiles and upholsteryNo alternative for nowOn registration: Not provided.
Use10. Paper and packagingNigeriaExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided10. Paper and packagingNo alternative for nowOn registration: Not provided.
Use11. Coatings and coating additivesNigeriaExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided11. Coatings and coating additivesNo alternative for nowOn registration: Not provided.
Use12. Rubber and plasticsNigeriaExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided12. Rubber and plasticsNo alternative for nowOn registration: Not provided.
Use01. Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industriesNorwayExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided01. Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industriesNot providedOn registration: Not provided.
Use02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) SwitzerlandExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) Not providedOn registration: Not provided.
Use03. Metal plating (decorative plating)SwitzerlandExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided 03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Not provided On registration: Not provided.
Use02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) TurkeyExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)-

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Use03. Metal plating (decorative plating)TurkeyExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating)--
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided01. Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industriesStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use01. Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industriesViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided01. Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industriesStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) Still in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use02. Metal plating (hard metal plating) Viet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided02. Metal plating (hard metal plating)Still in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Still in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Viet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided03. Metal plating (decorative plating)Still in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided04. Electric and electronic parts for some colour printers and colour copy machinesStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use04. Electric and electronic parts for some colour printers and colour copy machinesViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided04. Electric and electronic parts for some colour printers and colour copy machinesStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided05. Insecticides for control of red imported fire ants and termitesStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use05. Insecticides for control of red imported fire ants and termitesViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided05. Insecticides for control of red imported fire ants and termitesStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided06. Chemically driven oil productionStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use06. Chemically driven oil productionViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided06. Chemically driven oil productionStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided07. CarpetsStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use07. CarpetsViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided07. CarpetsStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided08. Leather and apparelStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use08. Leather and apparelViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided08. Leather and apparelStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided09. Textiles and upholsteryStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use09. Textiles and upholsteryViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided09. Textiles and upholsteryStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided10. Paper and packaging Still in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use10. Paper and packagingViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided10. Paper and packagingStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided11. Coatings and coating additivesStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use11. Coatings and coating additivesViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided11. Coatings and coating additivesStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
ProductionAs allowed for Parties listed in the RegisterViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided12. Rubber and plasticsStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.
Use12. Rubber and plasticsViet NamExpired on 26/08/2015Not provided12. Rubber and plasticsStill in useOn registration: Vietnam is in the process of PFOS inventory.