Development of Technical Guidelines on e-waste

Terms of reference (May 2010)

Members of the Intersessional Working Group for the Development of Technical Guidelines on E-Wastes (as of 31 July 2014)

Questionnaire concerning Draft technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electronic and electrical waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste

At the 5 February 2014 teleconference of the Small Intersessional Working Group (SIWG) on E-waste, the SIWG recommended the Secretariat to collect more information regarding paragraph 26 (b) which would be useful for future discussions and in the consideration of the draft technical guidelines. The Secretariat has developed a questionnaire to facilitate the collection of information which is found below. Parties and other stakeholders are invited to provide the information requested to the Secretariat (for attention of ibrahim.shafii@brsmeas.org and Philomena.joseph@brsmeas.org) latest by 30 June 2014

 
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Questionnaire concerning Draft technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electronic and electrical waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste under the Basel Convention696.5 K
Letter36.89 K
Summary responses to the questionnaire617 K

Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines for Transboundary Movements of E-waste, 23 December 2013 revision

Pursuant to decision BC-11/4, Paragraph 6, a number of Parties and other stakeholders have submitted their comments on the draft revised technical guidelines, 23 December 2013 revision, to the Secretariat. Their comments are presented in the table below.

 
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BANComments on the draft revised technical guidelines55.5 K 62.9 K
CanadaComments on the draft revised technical guidelines41.64 K
Digital EuropeComments on the draft revised technical guidelines306.15 K
European UnionComments on the draft revised technical guidelines254.5 K 219.6 K
GRULAC members in the SIWG for e-waste (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia)Comments on the draft revised technical guidelines111.5 K 36.48 K
ISRIComments on the draft revised technical guidelines26 K 22.44 K
ITIComments on the draft revised technical guidelines242.36 K
New ZealandComments on the draft revised technical guidelines38.72 K 70.28 K
ThailandComments on the draft revised technical guidelines1.17 MB
USAComments on the draft revised technical guidelines654.45 K

Draft technical guidelines on transboundary movements of e-waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste under the Basel Convention

By Decicion BC-11/4, Paragraph 5, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention has requested the lead country, if one is selected, or the Secretariat, if one is not, in consultation with the small intersessional working group, to prepare draft revised technical guidelines, taking into account the submissions by Parties and others received by the Secretariat to date and the discussions at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, for publication on the Convention website by 30 November 2013. As there has no country been willing to take lead, the Secretariat with a consultant’s support has proceeded to revise the abovementioned draft Technical Guidelines as identified as the 23 December 2013 version and presented with the link below.

23 December 2013 Version is published pursuant to paragraph 5 of Decision BC-11/4.

The Secretariat would like to thank Canada, European Union, Japan, Norway, Republic of Central Africa, South Korea and DITTA (Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association) for their submission of information related to Paragraph 26(b) of the draft Technical Guidelines as also published on this webpage.

The Secretariat would also remind Parties and others, as requested by the BC-COP-11 by Decision BC-11/4, Paragrpah 6, to submit comments on the draft revised technical guidelines, in particular on the issues referred to in paragraph 26 (b) of the above-mentioned draft technical guidelines to the Secretariat, by 28 February 2014.

Information, examples of current practices and considerations on the issues referred to in paragraph 26 (b) of the draft technical guidelines9 and their implications

The Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, by its decision BC 11/4 on Technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electronic and electrical waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste under the Basel Convention, invited parties and others to submit information, examples of current practices and considerations on the issues referred to in paragraph 26 (b) of the draft technical guidelines9 and their implications to the Secretariat, by 15 September 2013.

By the end of September 2013, the Secretariat has received information from the following parties and other stakeholder:

Information received from Parties and Others

 
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Canada
68.21 K
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DITTA
97.99 K
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European Union
51.24 K
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Japan
66.02 K
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Repulic of Korea
44 K
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Norway
29.22 K
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Central African Republic
23.94 K
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Draft technical guidelines on transboundary movements of e-waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste under the Basel Convention

22 December 2012 Version

22 December 2012 Version is published pursuant to paragraph 7 of Decision OEWG-8/4.

Parties and other stakeholders are invited to provide comments on the abovementioned draft document by 28.02.2013. All comments will be made available on this webpage (Paragraph 8 of Decision OEWG-8/4).

Comments received from Parties and Others

 
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Items: 11   
BAN3/4/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste243.5 K
COCIR, EDMA, JIRA, MEDEC and MITA2/28/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste345.08 K
Digital Europe2/27/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste169.66 K
European Union3/4/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste338 K
Godfrey Oluka (personal)3/4/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste243 K
ITI2/28/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste286.5 K
Japan3/6/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste53.5 K
Norway2/28/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste255.5 K
Philips2/25/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste147.12 K
Singapore2/28/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste23.5 K
United States of America3/4/2013Comments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste214.16 K

Comments received from Parties and Others

 
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Items: 16  
ArgentinaComments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste308.43 K
CanadaComments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste172.22 K
COCIR, EDMA, JIRA, MEDEC and MITAComments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste334.84 K
COCIR, EDMA, JIRA, MEDEC and MITAComments on the additional information requested under paragraphs 3 and 4387.54 K
European UnionComments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste1.92 MB
European UnionComments on the additional information requested under paragraphs 3 and 4314 K
European UnionComments on the voluntary notification procedure16.5 K
ITIComments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste553.85 K
ITIComments on the additional information requested under paragraphs 3 and 496.5 K
MalaysiaComments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste2.09 MB
NorwayComments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste623 K
NorwayComments on the additional information requested under paragraphs 3 and 4110 K
NorwayComments on the voluntary notification procedure623.5 K
PhilipsComments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste180.11 K
StEP InitiativeComments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste1.17 MB
United States of AmericaComments on the draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and ElectricalWaste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste952.95 K

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