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Summary of import/export of hazardous wastes under the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and their disposal and its domestic laws in 2013

March 28, 2014

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 (the domestic law to comply with the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and their disposal) for the period between January and December of 2013. The number of export and import cases of specified hazardous wastes for which movement documents were issued were 1,019 cases (totaling 200,307 tons) and 387 cases (totaling 32,222 tons), respectively. Exported specified hazardous wastes included lead scrap (lead battery), galvanic sludge and coal ash, etc., which were sent to the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Belgium and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, etc., for the purpose of recycling operations.

Imported specified hazardous wastes included printed circuit board scrap, galvanic sludge and battery scrap (nickel-cadmium battery etc.), etc., most of which were received from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Republic of the Philippines and Taiwan for the purpose of metal recovery.


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