Asbestos sheets import ban lifted

Asbestos sheets import ban lifted

Asbestos sheets import ban lifted

Written by Keshala Dias

20 Dec, 2017 | 4:09 pm

The decision to ban the manufacturing and import of Asbestos sheets has been differed, earlier it was decided to implement the ban effective from January 2018.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said, the ban to be imposed on the sale of white Asbestos sheets will be differed. He further stated, the decision was made after assessing the technical analysis report.

Measures have been taken to establish a committee to analyse the standard of the raw materials imported, to be used in the manufacturing process.

Action will be taken on any importation of substandard Asbestos sheets.However, Minister Amaraweera stated the ban on blue Asbestos sheets is still in effect.

The largest Asbestos sheets producers are Russia, China, Brazil and Kazakhstan which produces almost 50% of requirement in the world.

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