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Cochin, India

Import of hazardous chemicals
Monday, March 26, 2018, Cochin, India

As per the [“Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989”], an Occupier undertaking any industrial activity involving hazardous chemicals, as defined in Rule 6 of the said Rules, shall do so only upon receiving consent/approval from the concerned authorities and after submitting a written report to the concerned authorities in a manner specified in Rule 7…

…Importers of hazardous chemicals are directed to produce a valid consent/approval from the concerned State Pollution Board and to comply with the appropriate provisions of the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989.

All the stakeholders are required to take cognisance and comply with the same to avoid difficulty while importing hazardous chemicals.

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Source: Extract from Indian Ministry of Finance, Commissioner of Customs, Cochin Trade Facility No.06/2018

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