Quick Start Guide for Managing Mercury Trade in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining

United Nations Environment Programme (2018-10)

This guide for managing mercury trade in ASGM has been developed as part of UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership technical support to countries developing NAPs, in response to requests from countries. The guide provides an overview of the current state of knowledge on mercury supply, demand and trade. Furthermore, it aims to familiarize the reader with the provisions relevant to mercury trade in the Minamata Convention. Finally, it suggests practical steps to understand mercury trade at the national level and recommends approaches to developing the National Action Plan strategy to manage mercury trade in ASGM.

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