Mercury compounds in Cyprus

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Last Updated: January 6, 2008
Group: Metals
Report Contents
-   Restricted Substances
-   Summary
-   Relevant Dates
-   Key Documents
-   Other Documents
-   Contacts
-   Revision History


In Cyprus, various requirements restricting mercury in products apply:

  1. Mercury in packaging
  2. Mercury in batteries
  3. Mercury prohibition in electronics
In Cyprus, restrictions applying to chemical constituents of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are set forth in the Regulation (Administrative Act) 668/2004 published in Official Gazette No. 3888, Annex III (I), on 30 July 2004. The Regulation implements both the RoHS Directive and the WEEE Directive. The Regulation is being administered by the Environment Service of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment. The key provisions of the Regulation relating to chemical restrictions are discussed in this report.
Cyprus has also adopted legislation implementing Directive 76/769/EC, which imposes marketing and use restrictions in respect of certain dangerous chemical substances. This legislation is reviewed very briefly below.

Defined Restrictions:
Packaging: 100 ppm for sum of heavy metals (lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium and cadmium)
Batteries: 0.0005 % (weight), 5 ppm
Electronics: 0.1%


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