Inspectors from the Chemical Substances and Hazardous Waste Management Department at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change have monitored shipments of chemical substances that do not meet environmental regulations during import operations at several ports of the country.
The relevant authorities have taken necessary actions in accordance with the regulations and legislation followed in the state of Qatar, aligning with regulatory provisions and technical requirements for the handling and import of chemical substances and hazardous waste in the country. These actions are carried out in accordance with international standards.
During the previous month of May 2022, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change monitored and inspected 2,202 imported shipments from abroad. These shipments included 915 from Hamad Port, 914 by air cargo, 365 from Abu Samra port, 5 from Ruwais Customs, and 3 from Mesaieed Port. The Chemical Substances and Hazardous Waste Management Department applied local standards to these shipments to allow them entry into the country.
The inspectors of the Chemical Substances and Hazardous Waste Management Department work around the clock at all ports of the country to ensure the compliance of importers of hazardous chemical substances with local environmental regulations. These regulations provide the highest standards and international requirements, ensuring the complete safety of these shipments during their storage operations.
In this context, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change organizes continuous training courses for all its staff to ensure professionalism in their work. These training courses contribute to enhancing their capabilities in conducting thorough inspections of all imported shipments entering the state of Qatar.