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Reporting and Transmission of Information under the Basel Convention for the Year 1997

01 Oct 1999

The growing commitment of the Parties to report on Articles 13 and 16 of the Convention is evident from the increased number of responses the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC) received for its 1997 questionnaire on Transmission of Information.

As at 23 September 1999, sixty-three parties responded 1 to the questionnaire: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam. 

The information provided by Parties, in accordance with Articles 13 & 16 of the Convention is compiled by the Secretariat and is presented in two parts, namely:

 - Compilation Part I: Reporting and transmission of information under the Basel Convention (excluding statistics on generation and transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes) for the year 1997 (Basel Convention Series/SBC No: 99/011); and 

- Compilation Part II: Reporting and transmission of information under the Basel Convention; statistics on generation and transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes for the year 1997 (Basel Convention Series/SBC No: 99/011).

Part I of the compilation document includes information under the headings, national definitions, limit or ban on import, limit or ban on export, notification of transboundary movement, disposals which did not proceed as intended, transboundary movement reduction measures, measures for implementation of the Basel Convention, effects on health and the environment, bilateral, multilateral and regional agreements, accidents occurring during the transboundary movement and disposal of hazardous wastes, disposal/recovery options available, technology development for the reduction and/or elimination of production of hazardous wastes and other wastes, sources of technical assistance and training, sources of technical and scientific know-how, sources of advice and expertise, sources of resources, sources of experts available for assistance in case of emergency, and other matters.

Part II of the compilation document includes statistical data on generation, export and import of hazardous wastes and other wastes.

Status: Completed

Type: Staff Publications

Author: Denisov N., Rekacewicz P.

Year of publication: 1999

Publisher: Basel Convention Series

Place of publication: Geneva, Switzerland

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