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Japan to Ban 56 PFOA-related Compounds

56 PFOA-related compounds will be added into the List of Class I Specified Chemical Substances. 8 kinds of products containing the 56 compounds will be prohibited from import.

On July 7, 2022, the Central Environment Council under Japanese Ministry of Economy issued a notice that 56 perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)-related compounds will be designated as Class I Specified Chemical Substances controlled under Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) after the public consultation in March 2022 and 4 rounds of discussions within the Council afterwards.

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