International Trade and the Basel Convention

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The Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is a key environmental treaty. This report examines the development, effectiveness and future of the trade-restrictive provisions of the regime, including recent efforts to ban transfers of hazardous wastes from industrialized to developing countries, the compatibility of the trade restrictions and the WTO, the special concerns of developing countries, and the potential impact of the Basel Convention on trade in ...

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Overview

The Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is a key environmental treaty. This report examines the development, effectiveness and future of the trade-restrictive provisions of the regime, including recent efforts to ban transfers of hazardous wastes from industrialized to developing countries, the compatibility of the trade restrictions and the WTO, the special concerns of developing countries, and the potential impact of the Basel Convention on trade in non-hazardous recyclable materials.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853836213
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/1998
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 154

Meet the Author

Jonathan Krueger manages the Chemicals and Waste Management program at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgements
List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Preface
Summary and Conclusions
1 International Trade and the Environment 1
2 Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and the Basel Convention 7
3 Trade and the Basel Convention 43
4 The Basel Convention and the Multilateral Trading System 64
5 Developing Countries and the Basel Convention 82
6 Current Issues in the Basel Convention 99
7 Conclusions and Lessons for the Future 117
App. 1 Categories of Waste to be Controlled under the Basel Convention (Annex I) and List of Hazardous Waste Characteristics (Annex III) 128
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