Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
Short Name: Basel Convention
Full Name: Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
Purpose: environment
Established: 22-Mar-1989
Entered into force: 05-May-1992
Type: convention, multi-lateral
Place where established: Basel, Switzerland
Schedule to expire:
Goals and Objectives: The Basel Convention provides guidelines for the establishment of instruments and policies for the management and control of the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes. It ensures that no hazardous wastes are shipped to a country which has banned or otherwise failed to consent to their import. Hazardous wastes should be treated and disposed of as close as possible to their source of generation; hazardous waste generation should be reduced and minimized at source. Strictly regulates the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and provides obligations of its Parties to ensure that such wastes are managed and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
Related Legislation: [11 Dec 1992] Regional Agreement on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes. [22 Sept 1995] .Amendment to the Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, Geneva, (Not yet in force.)
Internet source: #http://www.basel.int/about.html#
Signatories
Country Status Year
Albaniaratified29-Jun-1999
Algeriaratified15-Sep-1998
Andorraratified23-Jul-1999
Antigua and Barbudapending04-Jul-1993
Argentinapending05-May-1992
Armeniaratified01-Oct-1999
Australiapending05-May-1992
Austriapending11-Apr-1993
Bahamaspending11-Nov-1992
Bahrainpending14-Jan-1993
Bangladeshpending30-Jun-1993
Barbadospending22-Nov-1995
Belarusratified10-Dec-1999
Belgiumpending30-Jan-1994
Belizepending21-Aug-1997
Beninratified04-Dec-1997
Boliviapending15-Feb-1997
Botswanaratified20-May-1998
Brazilpending30-Dec-1992
Bulgariapending16-May-1996
Burkina Fasoratified04-Nov-1999
Burundipending06-Apr-1997
Canadapending27-Nov-1992
Cape Verderatified02-Jul-1999
Chilepending22-Mar-1995
Chinapending05-May-1992
Colombiapending22-Mar-1989
Comorospending29-Jan-1995
Congo, D.R. ofpending04-Jan-1995
Costa Ricapending05-Jun-1995
Côte d'Ivoirepending01-Mar-1995
Croatiapending07-Aug-1994
Cubapending01-Jan-1995
Cypruspending16-Dec-1992
Czech Republicpending30-Dec-1993
Denmarkpending07-May-1994
Dominicaratified05-May-1998
Ecuadorpending22-May-1993
Egyptpending08-Apr-1993
El Salvadorpending05-May-1992
Estoniapending20-Oct-1992
Ethiopiaratified12-Apr-2000
Finlandpending05-May-1992
Francepending05-May-1992
Gambiaratified15-Dec-1997
Georgiaratified20-May-1999
Germany, Fed. Rep.pending20-Jul-1995
Greecepending02-Nov-1994
Guatemalapending13-Aug-1995
Guineapending25-Jul-1995
Haitipending22-Mar-1989
Honduraspending26-Mar-1996
Hungarypending05-May-1992
Icelandpending26-Sep-1995
Indiapending23-Sep-1992
Indonesiapending20-Dec-1993
Iran, Islamic R. ofpending04-Apr-1993
Irelandpending08-May-1994
Israelpending14-Mar-1994
Italypending08-May-1994
Japanpending17-Dec-1993
Jordanpending05-May-1992
Korea, R. ofpending29-May-1994
Kuwaitpending09-Jan-1994
Kyrgyzstanpending13-Nov-1996
Latviapending13-Jul-1992
Lebanonpending21-Mar-1995
Liechtensteinpending26-Apr-1992
Lithuaniaratified22-Apr-1999
Luxembourgpending08-May-1994
Madagascarratified02-Jun-1999
Malawipending20-Jul-1994
Malaysiapending08-Jan-1995
Maldivespending27-Jul-1992
Mauritaniapending16-Nov-1996
Mauritiuspending24-Mar-1993
Mexicopending05-May-1992
Micronesia, Fed. States ofpending05-Dec-1995
Moldova, R. ofratified02-Jul-1998
Monacopending30-Nov-1992
Mongoliapending14-Jul-1997
Moroccopending27-Mar-1996
Mozambiquepending11-Jun-1997
Namibiapending13-Aug-1995
Nepalpending16-Jan-1997
Netherlandspending15-Jul-1993
New Zealandpending20-Mar-1995
Nicaraguapending01-Sep-1997
Nigerratified17-Jun-1998
Nigeriapending05-May-1992
Northern Irelandratified07-Feb-1994
Norwaypending05-May-1992
Omanpending09-May-1995
Pakistanpending24-Oct-1994
Panamapending05-May-1992
Papua New Guineapending30-Nov-1995
Paraguaypending27-Dec-1995
Perupending21-Feb-1994
Philippinespending19-Jan-1994
Polandpending19-Jan-1994
Portugalpending26-Apr-1994
Qatarpending07-Nov-1995
Romaniapending05-May-1992
Russian Federationpending01-May-1995
Saint Kitts and Nevispending06-Dec-1994
Saint Luciapending09-Mar-1994
Saint Vincent & the Grenadinespending02-Mar-1997
Saudi Arabiapending05-May-1992
Senegalpending09-Jan-1993
Seychellespending10-Aug-1993
Singaporepending01-Apr-1996
Sloveniapending05-Jan-1994
South Africapending03-Aug-1994
Spainpending08-May-1994
Sri Lankapending26-Nov-1992
Swedenpending05-May-1992
Switzerlandpending05-May-1992
Syrian Arab Republicpending05-May-1992
Tanzania, United R. ofpending06-Jul-1993
Thailandratified24-Nov-1997
Trinidad and Tobagopending19-May-1994
Tunisiapending09-Jan-1996
Turkeypending20-Sep-1994
Turkmenistánratified25-Sep-1996
Ugandaratified11-Mar-1999
Ukraineratified08-Oct-1999
United Arab Emiratespending17-Mar-1993
United Kingdompending16-Mar-1994
Uruguaypending05-May-1992
USA (contiguous states)pending22-Mar-1990
Uzbekistanpending07-May-1996
Venezuelaratified03-Mar-1998
Viet Nampending11-Jun-1995
Yemenpending21-May-1996
Yugoslavia, Federal Rep.ratified18-Apr-2000
Yugoslavia, SFR of (former)pending14-Oct-1997
Zambiapending13-Feb-1995
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