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Guidance for the inventory of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) listed under the Stockholm Convention

Scope: The objective of this document is to provide step‐by‐step guidance that enables Parties to establish an inventory of products and articles containing polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) listed under the Stockholm Convention (hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether and tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether) and industrial processes using these PBDEs. The guidance includes methods for estimating the quantities of products and articles containing such POPs in case accurate data is lacking. The inventory should provide Parties with baseline data on the presence of PBDEs at the national level. Such data would serve as a basis for Parties to develop strategies for meeting their obligations under the Convention in relation to PBDEs.


Main target audience: The focal point responsible for coordinating the process of updating the NIP, staff responsible for planning the inventory, and technical staff responsible for conducting the inventory of PBDEs.