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e-Basel Standard: Transboundary Movements of Waste

With transboundary movements of waste there is the risk of adverse effects to human health and the environment.

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal has been adopted on 22 March 1989 as an international regulatory framework addressing these risks. With – as of 2021 – 188 countries having ratified the Convention, it has nearly universal membership.

The procedures laid down in the Basel Convention and in related legal instruments rely heavily on the exchange of information, both administration to administration and business to administration.

The e-Basel standard standardizes business processes and information entities in the area of tracking waste movements as required by the Basel Convention.

A suite of electronic messages facilitates the dematerialization of all potential information exchanges.

The standard is based on the UN/CEFACT Core Component Library, ensuring harmonization with other processes on the supply chain, such as the exchange of transport messages and other regulatory declarations.

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