We carry out a fit and proper person check on the potential waste export licence holder to inform our decision on whether to grant an export licence. This could be an individual, a corporation, trustee, partnership, unincorporated association or other entity.
We may also carry out a check if you apply for an exemption or to vary an aspect of your licence or notify us of other changes.
The check provides assurance that the potential licence holder is suitable to engage in waste exports. We check, for example:
- whether they are financially viable
- whether they have been convicted of certain offences
- whether we have refused earlier applications for a licence
- any other relevant matters.
The conduct and history of a potential licence holder's associates may affect whether they are suitable to engage in waste exports.
In your application, we ask you about the criminal and financial history of:
- managers in your organisation
- your associates.
- a spouse, de facto partner, child (who is at least 18 years old) or parent
- a person, who directly or indirectly, is in or in a position of control or influence in the conduct of your business
- an export agent or freight forwarder
- officials in a corporation of which you or a related person is an officer, employee or holds shares
- a body corporate manager for a body corporate that you hold shares in or are an officer or employee.
It is your responsibility to do your own checks on the people you nominate in your application.
You may need to provide evidence with your application about being a fit and proper person.