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Welcome to GPC Bolivia - Regulation

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Although the national legislation for chemicals is not foreseen in the close future, Bolivia partnered with UNEP in developing a three-year basis program for strengthening national capacities for the management of chemical substances and hazardous waste. The program aims to generate national capacity to promote the sound management of chemicals undertaking activities to:

i)                    secure the commitments to Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm conventions

ii)                   enhance the current environmental regulations and policy legislations

iii)                 develop risk assessment and risk management programs involving chemical substances

The project timeframe is from November 2019 to November 2022.

Currently, Bolivia does not apply the GHS standards in its territory. The initial steps were taken in 2014, but no further news was disclosed about the implementation since then.

Despite the lack of GHS implementation, Bolivia considers the transport of dangerous goods on road and railways in Decreto 3.031/2016. The Decree is based on the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, but the Decree fails to point which version was adopted.

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