Request for information on hexabromocyclododecane


POPRC-7/1: Hexabromocyclododecane


At its seventh meeting, the Committee adopted the risk management evaluation for hexabromocyclododecane, and decided, in accordance with paragraph 9 of Article 8 of the Convention, to recommend to the Conference of the Parties that it consider listing hexabromocyclododecane in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Convention. The Committee invited the ad hoc working group on hexabromocyclododecane that prepared the risk management evaluation to collect further information on hexabromocyclododecane and agreed to review the additional information and consider at its eighth meeting whether to specify the annex to the Convention and possible exemptions to be considered by the Conference of the Parties in listing of hexabromocyclododecane.

The risk management evaluation for hexabromocyclododecane is set out in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.7/19/Add.1.


  • Parties and observers are invited to submit to the Secretariat the following information on hexabromocyclododecane:
    1. Chemical alternatives to hexabromocyclododecane, especially in expanded polystyrene or extruded polystyrene foam applications, in terms of their availability, cost, efficacy, efficiency and health and environmental impact, especially with regard to their persistent organic pollutant properties;
    2. Production and use of hexabromocyclododecane especially for expanded polystyrene or extruded polystyrene foam applications;

Method of submission:

Deadline for submission:

  • 1 April 2012

If you have any questions regarding this request, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Kei Ohno (e-mail:; telephone +41 22 917 8201).

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