Countries & Partners

Competent Authority and Focal Point

The Asian Network is informal information exchange of the Competent Authorities andr Focal Points to the Basel Convention in East and South-east Asian countries.

As of 2018, the following countries take part in network activities;

Countries Organizations
Brunei Darussalam Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (external link)
Cambodia Ministry of Environment (external link)
China Ministry of Environmental Protection (external link)
Hong Kong SAR Environmental Protection Department (external link)
Indonesia Ministry of Environment and Forestry (external link)
Japan Ministry of the Environment
Lao PDR Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (external link)
Malaysia Department of Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (external link)
Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (external link)
Philippines Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (external link)
Singapore National Environment Agency (external link)
Thailand Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (PCD) (external link)
Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry (DIW) (external link)
Vietnam Vietnam Environment Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (external link)

Basel Convention Regional Centers

Basel Convention Regional Centers (BCRCs) in Beijing (China) and Jakarta (Indonesia) has also actively participated in the activities under the Asian Network. Two BCRCs has played keys role for information collection and organization of annual workshops.


The Asian Network has also communicated with relevant international organizations, including regional centers, Customs network, and other regional enforcement networks.


Establishment of the Asian Network was proposed by the Government of Japan at the first session of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention in 2003. Since then, Ministry of the Environment, Japan has served as the Secretariat of the Network.

Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management Division
Environment Regeneration and Resource Circulation Bureau
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975, Japan
Tel: (81) 3-5501-3157
Fax: (81) 3-3593-8264