Law / Regulation

The Basel Law and Waste Management Law

Transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other recyclables are regulated by the two different legal systems in Japan. The Basel Law (Law for the Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes) is to regulate transboudary movement of hazardous wastes in terms of hazard characteristics, and the Waste Management Law (The Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law) is to regulate based upon the value of the items traded.

Law / Regulation

National Laws

Regulations among the Parties of the Basel Convention

Regulations among OECD Countries

Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law

International Treaties

  • Basel Convention[PDF 108KB] (Basel Convention on the Control of Transboudary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal)
  • OECD Decision[PDF 194KB] (Decision of the Council concerning the revision of decision C(92)39/Final on the control of transboudary movements of waste destined for recovery operations)