Call for information — Rotterdam Convention Annex III proposed additions

Australia is a party to the Rotterdam Convention. Read more about this on our Rotterdam Convention page.

At the 2017 Conference of the Parties to the Convention, a decision was made to add tributyl tin compounds and short chain chlorinated paraffins to the industrial use category in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.

Read more about this decision

What does this decision mean?

Pending amendment to regulation 11(C)(1) of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990 (the Regulations), the chemicals listed below will be prohibited from introduction and export unless written authorisation is obtained from the NICNAS Director.

Proposed amendment to the Regulations

It is proposed that the Regulations be amended to prohibit the introduction and export of the chemicals listed below. This proposed amendment is being made under section 106(2) of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (the ICNA Act). It is proposed to take effect the day after registration of the amendment on the Federal Register of Legislation.

See the list of chemicals proposed for inclusion in the amending Regulation

Call for information

If you introduce(d) and/or export(ed) any chemicals listed below for industrial uses, you must provide details to us.

What you need to tell us

You need to provide details of all exports and/or imports (including known uses of the chemicals) for the following periods:

  • 1 January 2017 to 3 April 2018
  • Proposed or estimated introduction/exports from 4 April 2018 to 31 December 2018

This call for information is made pursuant to section 106(2)(a)(iii) of the ICNA Act.

Due date

You must submit information to us by 4 May 2018.

How to submit information to us

Complete this online form

Proposed chemicals for inclusion in Regulations

Chemical name

Other names

CAS number

Stannane, tributylchloro-

Tri-n-butyltin chloride


Stannane, tributylfluoro-

Stannane, fluorortibutyl


Stannane, tributyl[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]-

Tributlytin methacrylate


Stannane, tributyl[(1-oxo-9,12-octadecadienyl)oxy]-, (Z,Z)-



Stannane, (benzoyloxy)tributyl-

Tris(n-butyl)tin benzoate


Distannoxane, hexabutyl-

Bis(tributyltin) oxide; Tributlytin oxide


Stannane, tributyl-, mono(naphthenoyloxy) derivatives

Tributlytin napthenate


Alkanes, C10-13, chloro-

Short chain chlorinated paraffins


About this decision

Australia is a party to the Rotterdam Convention, a multilateral environment agreement on the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals.

Annex III chemicals

As a party to the Rotterdam Convention, Australia must advise if it allows the import of Annex III chemicals and if  does, under what conditions.

If it exports Annex III chemicals, Australia must also observe other parties’  advice on the importation of these chemicals. This includes any applicable prohibitions or conditions.

Import and export controls on industrial chemicals subject to the Rotterdam Convention Prior Informed Consent procedure are enforced under the ICNA Act.

Read more about this on our Rotterdam Convention page, including information about Regulation 11(C)(1) which deals with these chemicals.

Information and assistance

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Last update 29 July 2018