Control system: Transit issues

Within the framework of its mandate to consider what additional steps could be taken to improve the implementation of and compliance with Article 6 of the Convention, the Committee has agreed to undertake activities aimed at improving paragraph 4 of Article 6 of the Convention on transit transboundary movements.

To assist the Committee with its work, Parties have been invited to provide information about their experiences in implementing paragraph 4 of Article 6 of the Basel Convention by responding to a questionnaire, available in English, French and Spanish. A separate questionnaire was developed for stakeholders with an invitation for them to also share their views and experience with transit transboundary movements . Information collected from Parties and stakeholders, set out in the table below, was used as a basis for the development of recommendations to the Conference of the Parties on ways to improve the implementation of this provision.

The Committee considered the matter during its twelfth meeting on the basis of a report on the implementation of and compliance with paragraph 4 of Article 6 of the Convention and agreed on recommendations for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties. The Conference of the Parties, at its thirteenth meeting, considered the report of the Committee on the implementation of its work programme. In its decision BC-13/9, the Conference of the Parties adopted, with minor amendments, proposed revisions to the revised reporting format and to the standardized reporting format for transmitting information under paragraphs 1(a) and (b) of Article 4 and paragraphs 2 (c) and (d) of Article 13 of the Convention. The Conference of the Parties also reminded Parties of their rights and obligations under the Convention as they pertain to transit transboundary movements and it entrusted the Committee, under its work programme for 2018-2019, to develop guidance on the implementation of paragraph 4 of Article 6 of the Convention for the consideration and possible adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting.

Responses received from Parties and stakeholders

  • Parties
  • Stakeholders