You may be required to apply for this permit if you intend to export, import or transit hazardous waste through a different country on the way to its final destination. You will also be required to comply with the Basel Convention if you intend to apply for a permit to export hazardous waste. A permit will not be granted unless the hazardous waste will be disposed by a method that is within the scope of Section A of Annex IV to the Basel Convention.
Hazardous wastes are prescribed in the Basel Convention and generally have characteristics such as being:
If you are unsure if what you intend to export has been classed as hazardous waste you should consult the Contact Officer for more information.