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Peru has proposed a ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in varnishes and coatings that are used in food contact materials and articles for infants and young children.

Peru’s Ministry of Health signaled its intention to regulate BPA in a draft regulation circulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in July 2021. A public consultation was then held that ended on September 2, 2021.

According to the WTO notification, the draft legislation under Ministerial Resolution No. 712-2021/MINSA of June 3, 2021, will be adopted 180 days after its publication and will enter into force six months from the date of adoption.

Stakeholders are advised to stay informed about the progress of this proposal to ensure their products remain compliant.

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