Insurance, bond, guarantee

Within the framework of its mandate to improve the implementation of and compliance with paragraph 11 of article 6 of the Convention, the Committee is to compile information on how parties are implementing this provision, including through national legislation, and consider the development of guidance on how to implement paragraph 11 of article 6 for consideration and possible adoption by the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Article 6 of the Convention pertains to transboundary movements of hazardous and other wastes among Parties to the Convention. This article sets out the conditions and procedures that must be complied with for such a movement to take place in accordance with the Convention. Paragraph 11 of Article 6 reads as follows:

“11. Any transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes shall be covered by insurance, bond or other guarantee as may be required by the State of import or any State of transit which is a Party.”

This activity of the work programme of the Committee was considered by the Committee during its tenth meeting (5-6 December 2013) on the basis of document UNEP/CHW/CC.10/10  at what time the Committee agreed to request the Secretariat, under the leadership of the Committee lead member and within available resources to, inter alia:

  • develop a questionnaire with a view to collecting information on how parties are implementing paragraph 11 of Article 6, including challenges associated with this implementation and possible ways to overcome them; 
  • send the questionnaire to Parties, Basel Convention Regional Centres (BCRCs) and other relevant stakeholders; 
  • publish on the website of the Convention the responses received to the questionnaire; 
  • compile the information received and prepare a report that includes recommendations pertaining to the development of guidance on how to implement paragraph 11 of Article 6, for the consideration of the Committee during its eleventh meeting.

Accordingly, questionnaires were developed and sent to Parties, BCRCs and other organizations as well as other relevant stakeholders with an invitation to submit the completed questionnaires by 30 May 2014. The questionnaires and responses received are set out in the tables below.

The Committee considered the matter further during its eleventh meeting at what time it agreed to provide by 1 December 2014 comments on the draft manual on insurance and liability under development by the expert working group on environmentally sound management. The Committee also agreed to include in the proposed 2016-2017 work programme of the Committee that, taking into account developments on environmentally sound management during the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, it consider possible steps to improve the implementation of paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Convention for consideration and possible adoption by the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

At its twelfth meeting, the Conference of the Parties decided to include further work on the matter in the Committee' work programme for 2016-2017 (Decision BC-12/7).

Questionnaires

 
TitleEnglishFrenchSpanish
Items: 3Load time table: 1201.2265 msec  
Implementation of Paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Basel Convention, pertaining to insurance, bond or other guarantee for transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes : Questionnaire for the collection of information from BCRCs and other Organizations45.61 K  
Implementation of Paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Basel Convention, pertaining to insurance, bond or other guarantee for transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes : Questionnaire for Parties55.25 K 56.54 K 55.57 K
Implementation of Paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Basel Convention, pertaining to insurance, bond or other guarantee for transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes : Questionnaire for the collection of information from Stakeholders  60.55 K

Responses from parties

 
SubmitterTitleDateEnglishFrenchSpanish
Items: 29Load time table: 2402.4223 msec    
ArgentinaResponse from Argentina4/29/2014  32.17 K
BahamasResponse from Bahamas7/23/201469.42 K  
BahrainResponse from Bahrain6/19/201448.71 K  
BelgiumResponse from Belgium5/30/201481.5 K  
Central African RepublicResponse from Central African Republic5/30/2014 50.96 K 
Cabo VerdeResponse from Cabo Verde5/27/201448.09 K  
ColombiaResponse from Colombia5/27/2014  158.63 K
ComorosResponse from Comoros5/30/2014  78.67 K
Democratic Republic of the CongoResponse from Congo, Democratic Republic of the5/27/2014 15.89 K 
Côte d'IvoireResponse from Côte d´Ivoire with Attachments5/20/2014 164.1 K 
EstoniaResponse from Estonia5/26/201449.26 K  
FinlandResponse from Finland4/4/201432.11 K  
GermanyResponse from Germany with Attachments5/28/2014115.07 K  
GuatemalaResponse from Guatemala4/2/201433.11 K  
GuineaResponse from Guinea5/30/2014 8.73 K 
HondurasResponse from Honduras5/30/2014  70.01 K
IraqResponse from Iraq5/30/201479.03 K  
LithuaniaResponse from Lithuania5/30/201449.73 K  
MadagascarResponse from Madagascar with Attachments5/26/2014 932.87 K 
Republic of MoldovaResponse from Moldova6/9/201431.08 K  
New ZealandResponse from New Zealand with Attachments5/23/2014719.4 K  
OmanResponse from Oman5/30/20142.1 MB  
PortugalResponse from Portugal with Attachments5/28/20147.12 MB  
SenegalResponse from Senegal5/30/2014 20.57 K 
SerbiaResponse from Serbia5/30/201475.09 K  
SlovakiaResponse from Slovakia with Attachments5/22/2014205.96 K  
SwitzerlandResponse from Switzerland with Attachments5/8/2014378.51 K  
TogoResponse from Togo5/30/2014 8.19 K 
UkraineResponse from Ukraine6/3/201456.4 K  

Responses from BCRC

 
SubmitterTitleDateEnglish
Items: 2Load time table: 374.4091 msec  
Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC) for Training and Technology Transfer for Central Europe in Bratislava Slovak Environmental AgencyResponse from BCRC Slovak Republic5/30/201476.9 K
Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for Latin America and Caribbean Region in UruguayResponse from BCRC Uruguay (Including responses from Parties: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay)5/27/2014120.36 K

Responses from other Organizations

 
SubmitterTitleDateEnglish
Items: 4Load time table: 359.3191 msec  
Environment Agency & Scottish Environmental Protection AgencyResponse from EA and SEPA6/9/201455.13 K
Environmental Services AssociationResponse from Environmental Services Association5/30/201452.07 K
International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)Response from International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)5/16/201451 K
International Swedish Recycling Industries’ Association/FEADResponse from Swedish Recycling Industries’ Association/FEAD5/30/201451.83 K