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  • February 9, 2022
  • WTO

Singapore | Proposed Control of Chemicals Under Review by Multilateral Environmental Agreements, (See Attachment) (5 page(s), in English)

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Proposed Control of Chemicals Under Review by Multilateral Environmental Agreements, (See Attachment) (5 page(s), in English)

NEA is proposing to control 5 new chemicals as Hazardous Substance (HS) under the Environmental Protection and Management Act (EPMA) and EPM (Hazardous Substances) Regulations. These 5 new chemicals are identified by the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention for review. The proposed control of the 5 chemicals under the EPMA and EPM (HS) Regulations is planned to be gazetted by Apr 2022. The licensing of the chemicals will take effect in 2023. Importers, manufacturers and distributors of these chemicals and products containing these chemicals will then be required to apply for a HS licence/permit for the import, export, sale, store and use of the chemicals. The 5 chemicals identified for control are as follows:

Conventions Stockholm Convention (SC) Rotterdam Convention (RC) Proposed Chemicals for Control Industrial Chemicals (i) dechlorane plus (DP) (ii) UV-328. Industrial Chemicals / Pesticide/ Insecticides / Herbicides (i) Amitrole (ii) Nonylphenol  (NP) and Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) (iii) Iprodione

Notifying member: Singapore


Objective tag
Protection of the environment; Other

Objective: The licensing of the 5 new chemicals is put in place in preparation for Singapore’s obligation to the SC and RC when these 5 new chemicals are included in the Annexes of the Conventions. Rationale: In view of the potential environmental and health impacts of these chemicals, the licensing control will enable Singapore's eventual fulfilment of its obligations to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) when the chemicals are listed for control under the Conventions as it allows NEA to a) monitor the import/export, purchase/sale, use, transportation and storage of the chemicals and the extent of use in Singapore; and b) timely eliminate/restrict usage of the chemicals locally or impose Prior Informed Consent (PIC) requirements when the chemicals are formally listed for control under SC or RC respectively.


(*) 22_1412_00_e.pdf
(*) 22_1412_01_e.pdf

Agency responsible
National Environment Agency (NEA)


(*) Submission: 07/02/2022
(*) Reception: 07/02/2022
(*) Distribution: 07/02/2022
(*) Final date for comments: 08/04/2022
(*) Proposed date of adoption: N/A

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