Montreal Protocol

The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer set up by the United Nations in 1987 and is widely adopted.

New Zealand’s obligations under the protocol are implemented through the Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996 and the Ozone Layer Protection Regulations 1996, and monitored by the EPA. The Ministry for the Environment manages all matters to do with policy associated with the Act and regulations.

The EPA is responsible for administering the HSNO Act which governs the importation and use of hazardous substances such as fumigants in New Zealand.