India is expected to implement a ban on seven persistent organic pollutants (POPs) by the middle of 2018. In addition to a ban on manufacture, use, sale, and import/export of the chemicals. Current holders must notify the government of their stocks within six months of the law being passed under the proposed regulations. The seven substances were earmarked for elimination in 2009, after they were added to Annex A of the Stockholm Convention on POPs. However, India is one of a small number of signatories to the convention that does not automatically adopt new rules and must explicitly opt-in to any changes.