The Ministry of Environment and Water has banned the transport of hazardous waste without a permit.
The decision to ban the movement of hazardous waste by sea, land or air within the country without written permission from the Ministry, is in line with the Basel Convention on the control of cross-border movement of such substances, and their disposal.
The UAE has been a member state to the convention since 1990.
The Basel Convention aims to curb the production of hazardous waste and ensure its management is environmentally sound.
*An earlier version of this article should have clarified that the ban is in force unless a written permission from the Ministry is obtained.