The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted on 22 March 1989 by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Basel, Switzerland, in response to a public outcry following the discovery, in the 1980s, in Africa and other parts of the developing world of deposits of toxic wastes imported from abroad.

Topics: 
risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, labelling, chemical, waste management, pesticide, illegal trade, hazardous waste, waste
Entry into force: 
5 May 1992
Region: 
Global
Source of information: Basel Convention website .
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