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Under the Hazardous Chemicals Control Ordinance Chapter 595, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , the export of non-pesticide hazardous chemicals as set out in Schedules 1 and 2 to this Ordinance is subject to permit control. Any person exporting scheduled chemicals, including transiting (for Type 1 chemicals under Schedule 1) and transhipping (for Types 1 and 2 chemicals under Schedules 1 and 2), must first obtain a valid activity-based export permit issued by the Environmental Protection Department (Opens a new window) (EPD).

Under the Import and Export Ordinance,Chapter 60, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , a consignment-based export licence must also be obtained in advance from the EPD for every consignment of scheduled chemicals to be exported, including those on valid through bills of lading. Exemption would be given to transit cargo (for Type 1 chemicals only) and air transhipment cargo (for Types 1 and 2 chemicals) but certain conditions must be met.

Enquiries (Opens a new window) relating to activity-based permit or consignment-based licence can be made to the Territorial Control Office (Hazardous Chemicals Control) of the Environment Protection Department at 28/F Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

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