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Austria’s Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism has enforced Chemicals Prohibition Ordinance 2003 by releasing Ordinance of the Federal Minister to Amend Various Chemical Regulations.

This ordinance amends various regulations concerning chemicals, for instance, the Chemicals Prohibition Ordinance 2003.

This amendment removes provisions on benzene, certain chlorinated hydrocarbons, dibutylzinnhydrogenborat, carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic for reproduction, nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates, pentabromodiphenyl ether, octabromodiphenyl ether, perfluorooctane sulfonates (PFOS), antifouling, arsenic compounds, azo dyes, cadmium and cadmium compounds, stabilizing agent, cadmization, short-chain chlorinated paraffins, flame retardants in textile articles, decorative objects, joke articles, games, lamp oils, certain dangerous substances in aerosol dispensers, joke and joke articles, creosote, nickel, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), mercury compounds, toluene, trichlorobenzene, mercury, vinyl chloride as propellant, cement, organotin compounds, sections 21a to 22 — 26 as well as Annexes A to D and F.

The Ordinance was enforced on July 13, 2018.