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The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, simply abbreviated as "the Basel Convention", is the international treaty to control transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and promote the environmentally sound management of those wastes, particularly for developing countries and countries with economies in transition. It is important to fully comply with the Basel Convention, particularly transboundary movement of hazardous wastes, to protect human health and the environment against adverse effects due to the environmentally unsound management of hazardous wastes.

This website aims at providing information about the legal framework under the Basel Convention to foreign counterparts who plan to export hazardous wastes to Japan or import those wastes from Japan. In addition, you can find our activities on the environmentally sound management for hazardous wastes and other information related to the Basel Convention.