Dangerous chemicals

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Basic information

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Outline of the system

The import licensing system is regulated by Section 11 of the Dangerous Chemicals Control Act 2004. The licensing system is administrated by the Dangerous Chemicals Control Board under the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

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Product coverage

Dangerous chemicals.

Nature of licensing

Automatic

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If Automatic, administrative purpose

Non-Automatic

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If Non-Automatic, description of the notified Non-Automatic Licensing regime

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Products under restriction as to the quantity or value of imports

To exercise control over import of dangerous chemicals.

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Questions for products under restriction as to the quantity or value of imports

N/A.

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The system applies to products originating from which country?

The system applies to goods originating from all countries.

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Expected duration of licensing procedure

Eligibility of applicants

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Is there a system of registration of persons or firms permitted to engage in importation?

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What persons or firms are eligible to apply for a licence?

Only registered persons or companies.

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Is there a registration fee?

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Is there a published list of authorized importers?

Contact point for information on eligibility

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Ministry/Authority

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Address

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Telephone

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Fax

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E-mail address

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Website

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Contact officer

Submission of an application

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Administrative body(ies) for submission of an application

Dangerous Chemicals Control Board, Ministry of Health and Wellness

Documentation requirements

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What information is required in applications?

Yes. The application is available on the website of the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

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What documents is the importer required to supply with the application?

Yes. The application is available on the website of the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Window of submission of an application

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How far in advance of importation must application for a licence be made?

Yes, all applications should be done prior to import.

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Are there any limitations as to the period of the year during which application for licence can be made? If so, explain

Yes, there is no time-limit for submitting an application.

Issuing the license

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Can a licence be granted immediately on request?

Yes. However the minimum time for processing an application is one week and the maximum time for processing an application is three weeks.

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Can licences be obtained within a shorter time-limit or for goods arriving at the port without a licence

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Which administrative body is responsible for approving application of licences?

The Dangerous Chemicals Control Board is the sole authority for the issue of license under the Dangerous Chemicals Control Act 2004.

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Must the applications be passed on to other organs for visa, note or approval?

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Are there any other conditions attached to the issue of a licence?

The issue of a licence is subject to any additional information which may be requested by the Board and any condition subsequently imposed by it.

Fees and other administrative charges

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Is there any licensing fee or administrative charge?

Fee

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What is the amount of the fee or charge?

The fee for issue of import licence is MUR 6,000

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Is there any deposit or advance payment required associated with the issue of licences?

No deposit or advance payment is requested.

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Amount or rate?

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Is it refundable?

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What is the period of retention?

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What is the purpose of this requirement?

Refusal of an application

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Under what circumstances may an application for a licence be refused other than failure to meet the ordinary criteria?

Yes. Issue of a licence may be refused if it is suspected that the import of the dangerous chemicals is not for legitimate use.

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Are the reasons for any refusal given to applicants?

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Have applicants a right of appeal in the event of refusal to issue a licence?

There is no right of appeal in the event of a refusal of a licence.

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If so, to what bodies and under what procedures?

Importation

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Are there any limitations as to the period of year during which importation may be made?

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What documents are required upon actual importation?

Yes. A copy of the import licence.

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Are there any other administrative procedures, apart from import licensing and similar administrative procedures, required prior to importation?

No other administrative procedures.

Conditions of licensing

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What is the period of validity of a licence? Can the validity be extended? How?

Valid for 12 months.

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Is there any penalty for the non-utilization of a licence or a portion of a licence?

No penalty.

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Are licences transferable between importers? If so, are any limitations or conditions attached to such transfer?

Licences are not transferable between importers.

Foreign Exchange

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Is foreign exchange automatically provided by the banking authorities for goods to be imported?

N/A.

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Is a licence required as a condition to obtaining foreign exchange?

N/A.

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Is foreign exchange always available to cover licences issued?

N/A.

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What formalities must be fulfilled for obtaining the foreign exchange?

N/A.