Import of certain organic materials prohibited

National Yemen

organic materials

By NY Staff

The Yemeni Council of Ministers has prohibited the importing and trading of organic materials mentioned in the Stockholm Convention, which the Yemen government ratified in 2004.

The decision was made in to protect the environment and people’s health from organic pollution; it also serves to put Yemen in line with a number of foreign governments.

The council also approved restricting chemical materials and pesticides mentioned in Rotterdam convention which Yemen joined in 2002.