Hexabromocyclododecane is listed in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention with specific exemption for production and use a flame retardant.

In 2013, the Conference of the Parties listed HBCD in Annex A with specific exemptions for production and use of HBCD for expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) in buildings. The amendment was communicated by the depositary on 26 November 2013.

  • The register for specific exemptions for HBCD is available here.
  • The information on alternatives to HBCD is available here.
  • The national implementation plans addressing HBCD submitted by Parties are available here.