Transboundary movement of waste

UV-1702-e
Year 2017
Pages 115
Number UV-1702-E
Publisher Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Series Environment enforcement

FOEN Information brochure for applicants

The transboundary movement of waste is regulated in the Basel Convention and in the OECD Council Decision. As Switzerland has ratified the Basel Convention and is a member of the OECD, the relevant provisions are also valid for Switzerland. This information brochure is directed at exporters and importers of waste and it describes the international and domestic regulations relating to transboundary shipments. Vague legal concepts are clarified and, in particular, the necessary conditions and procedures for obtaining an export authorisation and import consent are explained.


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