The Dangerous Chemicals Control Act 2004

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The characteristics of the Regulation

Type of regulation:
Import Permit - required
Description of the regulation:

IMPORT PERMIT (Plastics and articles  thereof)

Partner countries to which it applies:

All countries

Authority who issued the regulation:
Ministry of Health and Wellness- DCCB
Dangerous Chemical Control Board
Atchia Building, 3rd Floor, Mgr Gonin St., Port-Louis
(230) 210-3701
Contact: 
Dr. R. Goorah/Mr. Goreeba
dccbmoh@govmu.org

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How is the regulation enforced?

Authority enforcing the control:
Ministry of Health and Wellness- DCCB
Dangerous Chemical Control Board
Atchia Building, 3rd Floor, Mgr Gonin St., Port-Louis
(230) 210-3701
Contact: 
Dr. R. Goorah/ Mr. Goreeba
dccbmoh@govmu.org

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The process in order to get compliance

Process for complying:

The submission of an application for an import permit is carried out electronically under the TradeNet Phase 5 System.
The individual or company wishing to submit their own applications electronically have to register themselves with the Mauritius
Network Services Ltd (MNS). The application for an import permit submitted electronically must be followed by a photocopy of
the appropriate Trading License of the applicant.

    (1) Any person who imports any controlled goods shall apply for an import permit from the Permanent Secretary.
    (2) The application shall :
    -  (a) be made in triplicate;
    -  (b) be made in the form set out in the Third Schedule.
    (3) Subject to regulation 9, an application shall be submitted to the Permanent Secretary:
    -  (a) prior to the shipment of the controlled goods; or
    -  (b) in relation to goods in the Freeport zone, prior to the removal of any controlled goods from the Freeport zone.
    (4) The Permanent Secretary may, before issuing a permit -
    -  (a) consult such person he considers necessary;
    -  (b) request the applicant to furnish such additional information or document as he may reasonably require.

Average time to get compliance:
1 - 2 months
Cost estimate to get compliance:

1. Issue of a license or renewal of a license for the import or export of a dangerous chemical( Rs. 6,000)
2. Issue of a license or renewal of a license for the manufacture, sale, storage, distribution or trading in of a dangerous chemical (Rs. 2,000).
3. Issue of a permit or renewal of a permit for the import or export of a pesticide or an extremely dangerous chemical (Rs. 200).

Required Documents to process:

Required for Clearance of Goods:
    1. Proforma Invoice / Invoice 2. Import License
Validity of the compliance:
    12 months

Required Documents to process:
    Documents Required for First time Importers :-
    Proforma Invoice - Certificate of Incorporation - Registration Certificate for the brand imported by you issued by the
Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Unit of the Customs Department - Trade Licence in the name of the applicant issued by the
local government.

Authority delivering compliance:
Ministry of Health and Wellness- DCCB
Dangerous Chemical Control Board
Atchia Building, 3rd Floor, Mgr Gonin St., Port-Louis
(230) 210-3701

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