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Cambodia | Import Control Policy on Secondhand

Import Control on Second-hand Electrical and Electronic goods No
Applicable Act/Decree/Notification Control on second-hands by Municipal and Environmental Department on Repairing and storage of E-waste reaminig from repairing shop. The regulation of UEEE is still not developed. There are only regulation on Solid Waste Management which strictly prohibited imported into the country including all waste.
Date N/a
Controlling Method N/a
Second-hand Commodity being Controlled Air Conditioner -
Cell Phone -
Copier -
CRT TV -
LCD TV -
Micro-wave Oven -
PC -
Printed Circuit Board -
Refrigerator -
Wash Machine -
Others  
Detail * Cambodian has Sub-decree on Solid Waste Management (external link), Article 15 of the Sub-decree on Solid Waste Management stipulated that: “The storage, transportation and disposal of the hazardous waste shall be performed separately from the household waste which will be stipulated by the Prakas of the Ministry of Environment.
The disposal of hazardous waste into public site, public drainage systems, public water area, rural area and forest area shall be strictly prohibited”.

Article 20 of the Sub-decree:" The exportation of the hazardous waste from the Kingdom of Cambodia to abroad could be conducted if there are an agreement from the Ministry of Environment, export license from the Ministry of Trade, and permit from the import country.
The exportation of the hazardous waste shall be consistent with the provisions and principles of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal in1989 which come into force on May 05, 1992.”

Article 21: “The importation of the hazardous waste from abroad into the Kingdom of Cambodia is strictly prohibited.”
Annex: Type of the hazardous waste
- Plastics waste from production or use of plasticizers;
- PCB waste from use of PCB contained in discarded air
conditioners, TVs and microwaves;
- Radioactive wastes
- Metal waste and their compounds:
Zinc (Zn) Seleninium (Se) Tin (Sn) Vanadium (V) Copper (Cu) Arsenic (As) Barium (Ba) Cobalt (Co) Nickel (Ni) Antimony (Sb) Berullium (Be) Tullurium(Te) Lead (Pb) Titanium (Ti) Uranium (U) Silver (Ag)
- wastes from used or discarded electricity lamp;
- Wastes from production or use of battery;
- Explosive wastes
-Wastes from production and use of dioxin and furan
Legend
X=Second-hand commodity specified is subject to control.
-=Second-hand electric commodity is NOT subject to control.