Frequent Questions

Does the Basel Convention restrict shipments between parties and non-parties?

Ordinarily, the Convention prohibits shipments of hazardous waste streams between Basel parties and non-parties. However, the Basel Convention allows parties and non-parties to enter into separate bilateral or multilateral agreements governing hazardous waste movements. The transboundry movement of hazardous waste between parties and non-parties can occur if these bilateral or multilateral agreements meet the requirements of Article II of the Basel Convention.

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