Amendment to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal of 22 March 1989
(Article 4A), Geneva, 1995
Done at Geneva 22 September 1995
Entered into force (not in force)
Depositary: Secretary-General of the United Nations
Primary source citation: Copy of text provided by the U.S. Department of State
Insert new preambular paragraph 7 bis:
“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”.
Insert 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 under Article 1(i) (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 under the Convention.”
Parties and other States which are members of OECD, EC, Liechtenstein.”