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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Amendment to the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal
Type of Agreement Multilateral
Place of Signature Geneva
Date of Signature 25/10/2004
Date of Entry Into Force 08/10/2005
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement A new preambular paragraph, new article, and a new annex were added to stop transboundary movements of hazardous wastes.
Remarks ANNEX

AMENDMENT TO THE BASLE CONVENTION ON THE CONTROL OF TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTES AND THEIR DISPOSAL

New preambular paragraph 7bis

Recognizing 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 this Convention.

New Article 4A

1. Each Party listed in Annex VII shall prohibit all transboundary movements of hazardous wastes which are destined for operations according to Annex IV A, to States not listed in Annex VII.

2. Each Party listed in Annex VII shall phase out by 31 December 1997, and prohibit as of that date, all transboundary movements of hazardous wastes pursuant to Article 1 (1) (a) of the Convention which are destined for operations according to Annex IV B to States not listed in Annex VII. Such transboundary movement shall not be prohibited unless the wastes in question are characterized as hazardous within the meaning of the Convention.

New Annex VII

Parties and other States which are members of the OECD, EC and Liechtenstein.
Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal
OJ Reference L 272, 04/10/1997, p. 46
Nature of Agreement Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA)
Depositary United Nations
Contracting Parties European Community, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, China, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Authentic Texts Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Subject Matters Environment
Other Links http://www.basel.int/
EU PARTICIPATION
Date of Signature 08/10/2005
Conclusion Decision 97/640/EC: Council Decision of 22 September 1997 on the approval, on behalf of the Community, of the amendment to the Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal (Basle Convention), as laid down in Decision III/1 of the Conference of the Parties; OJ L272 of 04/10/1997, p.45
Date of Entry Into Force 08/10/2005
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 130s, 228



Last Update :   14/12/2009