Argentina Publishes New Resolution for Lead Limits
The Argentine Government has published a new Resolution 7/2009 pertaining to
the lead limit requirements for paints, lacquers and varnishes. According to
the Resolution, on and after April 19, 2009, the importation, sale or distribution
of paints, lacquers and varnishes that contain more than 0.06% of non-volatile
mass of lead will be prohibited. Certificates of Compliance shall accompany
the products during importation. The National Institute of Industrial Technology
(INTI) will be responsible for the certification process, and Certification
System N° 4, 5 or N° 7 will be applied for compliance.
Paintings, lacquers and
varnishes used in graphical art for artistic use; agricultural
and industrial equipment; industrial, agricultural and commercial
metallic structures; bridges and harbor works; markings and
signs of transit and security; automotive vehicles, airplanes,
boats and railroads are excluded. However, certificates shall
also be provided by INTI, and the following caution statement
in Spanish shall be labeled on the packages of excluded products
that exceed the limit:
ADVERTENCIA: Este producto
Su ingestión provoca daño a la salud.
Producto de uso exclusivo para...
Meaning: "WARNING: This product contains lead. Its ingestion brings about
damage to the health. Product of exclusive use for …"
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