Laos published a Notification to ban mercury containing products for healthcare purpose
19 March 2020
Laos published a Notification from Ministry of Public Health: Notification on termination of importation, production, distribution and use of mercury containing products on 15 November 2019.
By the end of 2020, there must be no importation, production, distribution and medical use of mercury containing products or equipments. This will be applied throughout the country from both government and private sector. Every public health center such as sanitarium, local hospital, public health division, and department of health care needs to comply with the regulation in order to achieve the purpose of Minamata Convention.