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Argentina Issues Resolution 443/2020

Argentina issues Resolution 443/2020 to limit mercury levels in coin cell batteries.

a collection of small batteries

March 9, 2021

This resolution establishes the guidelines for the definitive or temporary importation of the primary cells and batteries identified in article 3 and of the devices or articles that contain them inside or outside, in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 of Law No. 26,184.

This resolution also establishes that for button batteries, the mass content of mercury in each battery must be less than or equal to 2%. It also establishes a national registry of batteries that will require importers to receive a certification of product compliance from a list of pre-approved entities. 

Publication date:

Dec. 4, 2020

Enforcement date:

June 1, 2021

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