Basel Convention

Application for Basel Permit

Any person who wishes to export, import or transit a hazardous waste may apply to the Chemical Control and Management Department (CCMD), National Environment Agency for a permit by using the application form. For importer and exporter, please do not submit the application form unless you have obtained the prior informed consent from the competent authority of the importing country. One (1) application form may be submitted if it deals with one or more proposals in relation to hazardous waste only if the following matters are common to each proposal:

  1. The physical and chemical characteristics of the waste;
  2. The routes over which the waste is to be transported; and
  3. The exporter/importer of the waste
  4. The proposals constitute a regular pattern; and
  5. The proposals will all be carried out within 12 months of each other.

Documents to be submitted together with the application form

Exporter*

  1. Original copy of the Basel Export Application form, duly completed
  2. Original copy of the Basel Notification form, duly completed
  3. Certified true copy of the contractual agreement between the exporter and the importer
  4. Original Bankers Guarantee of S$100,000 (capped at S$200,000 for 2 permits or more)
  5. Photocopy of applicant company’s ACRA information
  6. Photocopy of applicant Identification Card (IC)
  7. Other supporting documents, if any

Importer

  1. Original copy of the Basel Import Application form, duly completed
  2. Original copy of the Basel Notification form issued by the exporting country
  3. Certified true copy of the contractual agreement between the exporter and the importer
  4. Original Bankers Guarantee of S$100,000 (capped at S$200,000 for 2 permits or more)
  5. Photocopy of applicant company’s ACRA information
  6. Photocopy of applicant Identification Card (IC)
  7. Other supporting documents, if any

Local shipping agents for transit

  1. Original copy of the Basel Transit application form, duly completed
  2. Copy of the Basel Notification form issued by exporting or importing country
  3. Certified true copy of the contractual agreement between the exporter and the importer
  4. Original Bankers Guarantee of S$10,000 (capped at S$30,000 for 3 permits or more)
  5. Photocopy of applicant company’s ACRA information
  6. Photocopy of applicant Identification Card (IC)
  7. Other supporting documents, if any
Note: *For exporter, notification form may be submitted to our department prior to submission of Basel Permit Application Form. Only applications with notification being approved by the competent authority of the importing country will be processed. Please call our officers at 63701922 or email NEA_Basel@nea.gov.sg should you require any clarification.