Expiration and Withdrawal

The specific exemptions under the Stockholm Convention, which are effective for a specific period of time, may expire or be withdrawn.

The specific exemptions listed in Annex A and B expire five (5) years after the date of entry into force of the Convention with respect to a particular chemical, unless an earlier date is indicated in the Register by the Party or an extension is granted pursuant to paragraph 7 of Article 4.

A Party may, at any time, withdraw an entry from the Register for a specific exemption upon written notification to the Secretariat.

No new registrations may be made with respect to a particular type of specific exemption when there are no longer any Parties registered to it, as stated on paragraph 9 of Article 4.

See the expired Specific Exemptions

See the withdrawal notifications

Withdrawal from the DDT Register

Parties listed in the DDT register may, at any time, withdraw their name from the Registry upon a written notification to the Secretariat (paragraph 7 of Part II, Annex B).

See the withdrawal notifications.

Withdrawal of notifications for closed-system site-limited production/use

See the withdrawal notifications.