Singapore Proposes Controls on Five Hazardous Substances

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that Singapore is proposing revisions to two pieces of legislation to regulate five hazardous substances.

In a notification circulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO) on February 7, 2022, Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) signalled its intention to regulate five Hazardous Substances (HS) under the following pieces of legislation:

  • Environmental Protection and Management Act 1999 (EMPA 1999)
  • Environment Protection and Management (Hazardous Substances) Regulations (EPM (Hazardous Substances) Regulations)

The substances are:

  1. Amitrole
  2. Dechlorane Plus
  3. Iprodione
  4. Nonylphenol (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE)
  5. UV-328

Restrictions on these substances conform to Singapore’s obligations under the Stockholm Convention – dechlorane plus and UV-328 – on persistent organic pollutants (POP) and Rotterdam Convention – amitrole, iprodione, NP and NPE – on international trade in certain hazardous substances.

Legislation is intended to be published in the Government Gazette by April 2022. It will then be brought into force on March 1, 2023. After that, economic operators (importers, manufacturers and distributors) of these five chemicals and products containing these chemicals will be required to apply for a HS license/permit to import, export, sell, store or use these chemicals.

It is important to note that Part 1 to the Second Schedule of EPMA 1999 does not provide exclusions for each of these five chemicals.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS original SafeGuard 029/22 to learn more about this proposal and see a list of potential applications for these chemicals.

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For further information contact:

Dr. Hingwo Tsang

Global Information and Innovation Manager

Tel: (+852) 2774 7420



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