Frequent Questions

What is the Basel Convention? How is it implemented?

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal promotes environmentally prudent management of waste imports and exports and sets broad criteria for the shipment of certain wastes between parties to the Convention. The Basel Convention binds individual governments to the conditions set forth in the Convention when they sign it and then ratify its terms under their national procedures. After ratifying the Basel Convention, governments may establish domestic regulations, consistent with the terms of the Convention, for importing and exporting covered wastes.

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