17 These Regulations come into force one year after the day on which they are registered.
2 These Regulations do not apply to
MAXIMUM TOTAL QUANTITY OF MERCURY FOR CERTAIN PRODUCTS
Replacement part (see note) if the product contained the part
(a) before the coming into force of these Regulations; or
(b) at the time of its manufacture or import, if that manufacture or import was permitted under these Regulations
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person that manufactures a product the mercury content of which is contained in a component that is itself a product that was subject to these Regulations at the time of its manufacture or import.
1 (1) Subject to section 2, these Regulations apply to any product that contains mercury.
(2) For the purposes of these Regulations, mercury includes any of its compounds.