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Summary of import/export of hazardous wastes under the Basel Convention and its domestic laws in 2012

May 30, 2013

The Ministry of the Environment has published the status of the enforcement of the Law for the Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes (domestic law to the Basel Convention) for the period between January to December of 2012. The number of export and import cases of specified hazardous wastes for which movement documents were issued were 852 cases (totaling 120,466 tons) and 181 cases (totaling 9,633 tons), respectively. Exported specified hazardous wastes included lead scrap (lead battery), tin lead scrap and lead ash, etc., which were sent to the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Belgium and United States of America, etc., for the purpose of metal recovery.
Imported specified hazardous wastes included electronic part scrap, copper scrap, copper sludge, and battery scrap (nickel-cadmium battery etc.), etc., most of which were received from the Republic of the Philippines, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Taiwan, etc., for the purpose of metal recovery.

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