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Workshop 2010 of the Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes

February 4, 2010

The MOE of Japan organized the Workshop 2010 of the Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes on January 27-29 2010, in Yokohama, Japan. The workshop was attended by the officers of the Competent Authorities of the Basel Convention and the Customs in 10 member countries and region, as well as the relevant international organizations. It was discussed among the participants to improve the structured communication system at the national level and to promote communication among competent authorities at the regional level through the contact points of the Asian Network. The participants agreed to map the obstacles and practices on arranging return shipments in the future workshops in order to explore the feasibility of specific activities/guidelines to improve the situations.

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