Current Regulations

Products Containing Mercury Regulations (SOR/2014-254)

The Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the "Regulations") prohibit the manufacture and import of products containing mercury or any of its compounds, with some exemptions for essential products which have no technically or economically viable alternatives (e.g., certain medical and research applications, and dental amalgam). In the case of lamps, rather than introducing a prohibition, the Regulations limit the amount of mercury contained in fluorescent and other types of lamps.

The Regulations will come into force on November 8, 2015, one year after the day on which they are registered.

Contact Information:

Products Division
Chemical Sectors Directorate
Environment Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, 9th Floor
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-938-4483 / 1-888-391-3426 (information)
Fax number: 819-938-4480 / 1-888-391-3695
Email address:

Information to Help in Complying with the Regulations:

The contents of regulations and other regulatory instruments can be confusing for those who are not skilled in reading legal documents, or who may have difficulty understanding technical content. To help regulatees comply with regulatory requirements, materials that present legal or technical content in a more easily understandable format are provided. See "Other Useful Links" below.

Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2011-02-26 Vol. 145, No. 9
Part 2: 2014-11-19 Vol. 148, No. 24

Regulatory Text in HTML and PDF:

Other Useful Links:

For the Regulations, compliance-related materials include:

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