The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal introduces an environment-friendly waste system and regulates cross-border transport of hazardous waste. It is one of in total eight international conventions for the protection of the environment which are covered under the GSP+ regulation.
The Basel Convention was adopted in 1989, entered into force in January 1993 and aims at protecting humans and the environment from negative impacts of hazardous waste. The Basel Convention centres around three provisions: the overall reduction of hazardous waste and the environment-friendly management of it, the restriction of cross-border transport of hazardous waste, and the establishment of a regulatory system for permitted cross-border transports. The implementation of the Convention as well as the necessary cooperation between states is supervised by the Secretariat. The Secretariat also received the State Party’s annual reports. The Basel Convention is part of the eight environmental protection conventions which are included in the GSP+ regulation.Implementation & Compliance Committee / UN