Belgium ratified the Stockholm Convention in August 2006. The Belgian National Implementation Plan (NIP) was prepared and sent to the secretariat of the Convention in February 2009. The last update was published in April 2015 on the website of the Convention.
In practice, no POP is produced or discharged intentionally in Belgium. The only notable discharge in the environment is that of dioxins and furanes, related to the industrial and transport activities.
This is why the Belgian oil refineries (under the Federal authority) have already arranged to dismantle the units adding tetra-ethyl lead to leaded petrol. This was resulting in the emissions of dioxins and furanes during combustion.
The regional authorities stringently track the emissions of dioxins, furanes, HCB, HAPs and PCBs through regular monitoring and surveillance.