Sri Lanka’s Hayleys Free Zone says waste containers re-exported to UK

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ECONOMYNEXT – Hayleys Free Zone, a logistics firm said containers which were found to have waste after being imported to Sri Lanka by a customer had been re-exported to the UK.

The firm said Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Customs and the Central Environmental Authority has taken action to re-export the 45 containers containing waste material to the UK on February 21. Import of waste violated a Basel convention on the matter, the firm said.

The waste material was exported from UK by Vangaads Ltd, 241, B High Street North, London, England E21 6SJ, to consignee M ETL Colombo Pvt Ltd, #12, Park Road, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka, on behalf of the ultimate consignee Ceylon Metal Corporation Pvt Ltd, at 157 4C Winson Park II, Averiwatte Road, Watala, Hayleys Free Zone said.

“Hayleys Free Zone Limited, linked to the said importation of the waste material acted purely as the logistics service provider for the party who imported the cargo and had no involvement with the waste cargo apart from acting as a pure service provider,” the company said.

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