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Amendment to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

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Field of application
Sep 22, 1995
IUCN (ID: TRE-001340)
Title (French)

Amendement à la Convention de Bâle sur le contrôle des mouvements transfrontières de déchets dangereux et de leur élimination

Title (Spanish)

Enmienda al Convenio de Basilea sobre el control de los movimientos transfronterizos de los desechos peligrosos y su eliminación

Title (Other)

Änderung des Baseler Abkommens über die Kontrolle der grenzüberschreitenden Verbringung gefährlicher Abfälle und ihrer Entsorgung

Place of adoption
UN United Nations
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Dec 5, 2019
Waste & hazardous substances
Data collection/reporting Dispute settlement Enforcement/compliance Waste management Transport/storage Waste disposal Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Liability/compensation Offences/penalties Pollution control PIC-prior informed consent Hazardous waste Transboundary movement of waste Recycling/reuse Technology transfer

Objective: To strengthen the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal.

Summary of provisions: The Parties agree to recognise that transboundary movements of hazardous wastes, especially to developing countries, have a high risk of not constituting an environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes as required by the Basel Convention (new preambular paragraph 7bis). They undertake to prohibit all transboundary movements of hazardous wastes, which are destined for operations according to Annex IV A from and to Parties and other States which are members of OECD, EC, Liechtenstein. They agree to phase out, by 31 December 1997, and prohibit as of that date, all transboundary movements of hazardous wastes under Article 1 (i)(a) of the Convention which are destined for operations according to Annex IV B from the countries listed above to other States. Such transboundary movement is not prohibited unless the wastes in question are characterised as hazardous under the Convention.

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)

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