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Document JOL_1997_272_R_0045_015

COUNCIL DECISION of 22 September 1997 on the approval, on behalf of the Community, of the amendment to the Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal (Basle Convention), as laid down in Decision III/1 of the Conference of the Parties

OJ L 272, 4.10.1997, p. 45–46 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

21997A1004(01)

Amendment to the Basle Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal

Official Journal L 272 , 04/10/1997 P. 0046 - 0046


ANNEX

AMENDMENT TO THE BASLE CONVENTION ON THE CONTROL OF TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTES AND THEIR DISPOSAL

New preambular paragraph 7bis

Recognizing that transboundary movements of hazardous wastes, especially to developing countries, have a high risk of not constituting an environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes as required by this Convention.

New Article 4A

1. Each Party listed in Annex VII shall prohibit all transboundary movements of hazardous wastes which are destined for operations according to Annex IV A, to States not listed in Annex VII.

2. Each Party listed in Annex VII shall phase out by 31 December 1997, and prohibit as of that date, all transboundary movements of hazardous wastes pursuant to Article 1 (1) (a) of the Convention which are destined for operations according to Annex IV B to States not listed in Annex VII. Such transboundary movement shall not be prohibited unless the wastes in question are characterized as hazardous within the meaning of the Convention.

New Annex VII

Parties and other States which are members of the OECD, EC and Liechtenstein.

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