4.1 Main stages of the control procedure
The main stages of the control procedure of the Basel Convention are shown below.
Figure 1: Flow chart of the notification and authorization procedure of the Basel Convention
Figure 2: Flow chart of the tracking procedure of the Basel Convention
4.2 Checklist for the exporter (when acting as a notifier)
Figure 3: Flow chart of the main responsibilities of the exporter
Checklist for the Exporter
Step 1 Check if the material intended for transboundary movement is subjected to the control procedures under the Basel Convention
Step 2 Check if the intended movement can be carried out in accordance with the Basel Convention and the national legislation of the concerned countries
Step 3 Contact the competent authority of the state of export
Step 4 Conclude a contract with importer
Step 5 Arrange the financial guarantees and insurances
Step 6 Acquire all necessary information e.g. disposal/recycling process etc.
Step 7 Complete the notification
Step 8 Send the copies of the notification to the competent authority of the State of export
Step 9 Provide additional data and information where necessary
Step 10 Wait for the authorisations from the competent authorities
Step 11 Upon authorisation to export, complete a movement document to accompany each movement of waste
Step 12 Signing of the movement document by the carriers
Step 13 Certification of receipt of waste
Step 14 Certification of disposal
Step 15 Release of financial guarantees by state of export
4.3 Checklist for the disposer (disposal/recovery facility)
Normally it is the exporter or generator of the waste who is responsible for notifying the competent authorities of the intended movement of waste. The flow chart and checklist below describe the obligations of the disposer/recovery facility when the notification responsibilities are carried out by the exporter/generator
Figure 4. Flow chart of the main responsibilities of the disposer (for details, see the checklist below).
Checklist for the importer
Step 1 Conclude a contract with exporter
Step 2 Provide the necessary information e.g. disposal process etc.
Step 3 Notification by state of export to state of import and states of transit, if any
Step 4 Certification of receipt of waste
Step 5 Certification of disposal