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  Ministry: Ministry of Environment and Natural Development
Address: C/r St. Georges Barracks Street
Port Louis
Contact: Mr Sateeaved Seebaluck
Position: Permanent Secretary
Tel: (230) 212 83 32 / 212 71 81
Fax: (230) 212 8324 / 212 9407
Email: equal@bow.intnet.mu
Contact: Mr. Yahyah Pathel
Tel: (230) 211 0229 / 918 9254
Fax: (230) 210 0865
Email: ypathel@intnet.mu OR ypathel@mail.gov.mu OR denvmr@intnet.mu
Methyl Bromide Trend Analysis
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Methyl Bromide Usage Sector

MB is used at a rate of 100kg per year for QPS purposes

In the past, Mauritius used 0.45 ODP tons of MB for the fumigation of a flour mill (Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee). The flour mill has been using methyl bromide to the tune of 700kg/year as from 1998.; the operation is carried out only once a year. However, in order to comply with its obligations under the Montreal Protocol, it banned the import of MB into the country in 2001. This situation, however, created a significant problem with the flour mill, which switched to phosphine with negative results as phosphine was affecting electronic components of the mill.The flour mill asked the government to request an essntial use exemption for fumigation purposes.

Approved Methyl bromide Multilateral Funds Projects
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Ratification Status
Instrument Ratification Status Action in Progress
Vienna Convention (1985) 8/18/1992    
Montreal Protocol (1987) 8/18/1992    
London Amendment (1990) 10/20/1992    
Copenhagen Amendment (1992) 11/30/1993    
Montreal Protocol (1997) 3/24/2003    
Beijing Amendment (1999) 3/24/2003    
Ozone Depleting Substance Regulation Status

Consumer Protection (Price and Supplies Control) Act 1998

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