Guidelines & References

Control on Import and Export of Waste


Management of Illegal Shipments

Photo of Monitoring the return of an intercepted waste shipmentUpon interception of an illegal shipment of hazardous or contaminated waste, the waste importer would be required to return the illegal shipment to the country of origin as soon as possible in accordance with the requirements of the Basel Convention. In this regard, EPD would liaise with the competent authorities of the states of export and transit and pass to them all relevant information and documents to facilitate the return:

(a) Shipment details

(b) Shipping documents

(c) Types of waste intercepted

(d) Particulars of the exporter (as revealed by the local importer)

EPD would transmit to the competent authorities information on the shipment details, shipping documents and the types of waste intercepted. In addition, particulars on the exporter and the waste generator obtained from local importer would also be provided to facilitate the identification of the parties involved at the country of export.


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