Permission of MoEF in Import Export

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Permission of MoEF in Import Export

In export import trade, permission from Ministry of Environment and Forest is required if such export or import goods contain hazardous wastes. In India, MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forest) is the licensing authority to issue such certification. Necessary packing, labeling, quality, duties and responsibilities are to be maintained by the occupier.

The exporter or importer has to apply for certification with Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) in specified format for importing/exporting hazardous/recyclable wastes to use as raw materials. The material permitted shall be fully insured for transit as well as for any accidental occurrence and its cleanup operation, the adequate facility to handle imported hazardous waste in the form of his raw material with details.

Also read: Test report to import and export of hazardous waste materials,   Penalization under importation of hazardous material How to pack and label Hazardous wastes Process of importation of Hazardous Waste Duties and responsibilities of importer in handling hazardous wastes Hazardous Wastes management, handling and Trans boundary movement rules Certification from Pollution control Board Maintaining quality under importation of goods Transportation of Hazardous waste

You may also read below Government of India Notification about import of plastic wastes to India:

“This has reference to Public Notice No. 392 dated 01.01.1997, issued by the DGFT and Circular No. 20/2002-2007 dated 12.03.2003. As per the Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Tran boundary Movement) Rules, 2008 import of Plastic Waste is allowed with the permission of the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) Customs authorities have the responsibility to verify the documents, draw random samples prior to clearance of consignment, ensure that the consignment is accompanied by movement document, inform the Ministry about any illegal traffic and take action against the importer for violations under the Customs Act. Under the Rules, the conditions for import of plastic waste are :

(i) No import of hazardous waste from any country to India for disposal is permitted.

(ii) Import shall be only for the intended use of recycling or recovery use.

(iii) No Municipal Solid Wastes or Post Consumer Domestic Wastes or Bio-medical wastes or any other type of Hazardous waste shall be imported along with the plastic scrap. In case of any illegal imports, the consignment will have to be sent back to the exporting country and the importer shall bear the cost of such transportation.

(iv) Inventory of imported material will be maintained by the unit, including the details of exporter from where imported.

(v) Record of residue generated while recycling the imported plastic scrap should be maintained along with the quantity and characteristics of non-recyclable residue. These must be treated/disposed of as per the consent issued from time to time by the State Pollution Control Board in an environmentally sound manner.

(vi) No Objection from MoEF is valid till the validity of the consolidated consent order issued by concerned State Pollution Control Board.

As per the Public Notice No. 392 dated 01.01.1997 samples are requird to be drawn from the imported consignments and sent to the nearest laboratory of CIPET for testing. In many cases, even a visual inspection by a layman would reveal that the consignments contain waste and scrap of plastic which has been put to use. Some of the pieces may have on them lables bar codes, tags etc proving that they have been put to use.However, since plastic waste can not be allowed to be imported mixing it with other waste or with plastic waste which is not virgin, as defined in Public Notice No. 392, it is essential that the samples are drawn properly and such pieces containing used plastic waste are invariably included in the samples. Conditions laid down in Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules 2008 and Public Notice No. 392 dated 01.01.1997, issued by the DGFT need to be strictly adhered to in allowing import of plastic waste and scrap by all the importers including those in SEZs and EOUs.”

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The above information might be amended time to time by authorities. You may collect updated and accurate information with the concerned authorities.

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Comments


Hardik shah : today i just read your article about moef , i want to tell you THANK YOU very much for such a good sheering . it's a so many helpfully for new generation and who start new business. i was in plastic industries from last 3 years. i am starting my business as trader now going to plan start reprocess grenual unit. can you help me ? i want to know more about MOEF which document need and how to start process step by step.

Ram Mohan : I am V.R. Mohan, presently working as Supplier to Power sectors. I would like know with your good experience if i do import and export which item you prefer to import. how to apply licence for import and export and what is the cost to Apply and how to pleas help i am the new person even i don’t now how to import and i don’t have even licence and you are doing since 25 years as a agent you have good Experience.

Hardik Shah: i just read your article about moef, i want to tell you THANK YOU very much for such a good sheering. it's a so many helpfully for new generation and who start new business. now i am telling about me i am hardik shah from gujarat. i was in plastic industries from last 3 years. i am starting my business as trader now going to plan start reprocess grenual unit. can you help me? i want to know more about MOEF which document need and how to start process step by step. and if there is any consultant you know who do all thing in Gujarat pls tell me.

Vinutha: We are software development company based in Bangalore. We imported test equipment from our then parent company after getting NOC from the MoEF. The duration of this NoC is 5 years. Now we want to extend this duration as the equipment are in good condition and required for our business. Can you please HELP us by sharing the process to be followed or people to be contacted for this purpose. Thanks in advance.

Sudarshan: We wish to import pet bottle scrap to India for our trading purpose. Will this need moef permisson/certification to import pet bottle scrap to India. Obtaining Moef permissin/certification is a very lengthy process, which may take years to obtain, how best you can help us in this situation

Sudarshan: We wish to import pet bottle scrap to India for our trading purpose. Will this need moef permisson/certification to import pet bottle scrap to India. Obtaining Moef permissin/certification is a very lengthy process, which may take years to obtain, how best you can help us in this situation.

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