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National Reporting

This section contains information on national definition of hazardous wastes and other wastes, restrictions on import of those wastes, state of disposal/recovery facilities, and other related information available through the Country Fact Sheets of the Basel Convention.

Country-specifc information

Notification pursuant to Article 3 of the Basel Convention

Article 3, paragraph (1) of the Convention obliges Parties to inform the Secretariat of the Convention, within six months of becoming a Party to the Convention, of wastes other than those listed in Annex I and II which are considered or defined as hazardous under the national legislation.

Furthermore, Article 3, paragraph (2) obliges the Parties to inform the Secretariat of any subsequent changes made to the information provided under Article 3, paragraph (1) on National Definition of Hazardous Wastes, and such information must be transmitted to the Secretariat in line with the provisions in Article 13, paragraph (2) (b) of the Convention.

Countries
Brunei Darussalam Malaysia (external link)
(3 November 2005)
Cambodia Philippines (external link)
(29 July 2005)
China (external link)
(7 July 2009)
Singapore
Indonesia (external link)
(13 July 2004)
Thailand
Japan Vietnam
Republic of Korea  

Notification pursuant to Article 4 of the Basel Convention

Article 4, paragraph (1) of the Convention provides that Parties exercising their right to prohibit the import of hazardous wastes or other wastes for disposal shall inform the other Parties of their decision pursuant to Article 13. Article 13, paragraph (2) (c) obliges the Parties to inform each other through the Secretariat of a decision made by them not to consent (totally or partially) to imports of hazardous or other wastes for disposal within the area under their national jurisdiction.

Countries
Brunei Darussalam Cambodia
China (7 July 2009, external link)
•Catalogue of solid waste forbidden to import
•Catalogue of restricted import solid wastes that can be used as raw materials
•Catalogue of Automatic Licensing Import Solid Wastes that can be used as raw materials
•Waste Disposal Ordinance (Laws of Hong Kong SAR, China, Chapter 354)
Indonesia [ 1 | 2 ] (external link)
(25 February, 17 August 2004)
•Prohibition on the Import of used batteries
•Scope of "Other hazardous wastes" prohibited from import
Japan Republic of Korea
Malaysia Philippines (23 May 2007, external link)
Import prohibition of hazardous wastes and other wastes
Singapore Thailand
Import prohibition of waste tiers
Vietnam (18 April 2007, external link)
Import prohibition of hazardous wastes or other wastes