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Decision XIX/18: Laboratory and analytical‑use exemption

  1. To extend until 31 December 2011 the global laboratory and analytical‑use exemption, under the conditions set out in annex II of the report of the Sixth Meeting of the Parties and decisions XV/8, XVI/16, and XVIII/15, for the controlled substances in all annexes and groups of the Montreal Protocol except Annex C, group I;
  2. To request the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel and its Chemicals Technical Options Committee to provide, by the Twenty-first Meeting of the Parties, a list of laboratory and analytical uses of ozone-depleting substances, indicating those for which alternatives exist and which are therefore no longer necessary and describing those alternatives;
  3. To eliminate the testing of organic matter in coal from the global exemption for laboratory and analytical uses of controlled substances.