Chemical and Hazardous Waste

Basel Convention

Singapore acceded to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention) in the control of export, import and transit of hazardous wastes on 2 January 1996. On 16 March 1998, we enacted the Hazardous Waste (Control of Export, Import and Transit) Act and its Regulations to regulate the control of export, import and transit of hazardous wastes in accordance with the principles and provisions of the Basel Convention.

Under the Hazardous Waste (Control of Export, Import and Transit) Act and its Regulations, any person who wishes to export, import or transit hazardous wastes must obtain a permit from Chemical Control and Management Department (CCMD). CCMD adopts the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure of the Basel Convention in granting any permit for the export, import or transit of hazardous wastes. For clarification on matters pertaining to the Basel Convention, please call 63701922 or email NEA_Basel@nea.gov.sg.

Information on Basel Convention

  1. Circulars on control of hazardous wastes and other wastes
  2. Basel Convention on Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
  3. The main provisions of the Convention
  4. List of wastesAnnex VIII (hazardous wastes) and Annex IX (non-hazardous wastes)
  5. National definition of hazardous waste received from other countries
  6. Detailed description of the control procedure
  7. Harmonised System Codes (HS codes) and product codes for hazardous wastes
  8. Instructions for completing the notification form
  9. Instructions for completing the movement form
  10. Hazardous Waste (Control of Export, Import and Transit) Act and its Regulations
  11. Application for Basel export / import / transit permit
  12. Permit Application Form
  13. Fees and penalties
  14. Technical guidelines for transboundary movement control of plastic waste