Annexes I, III, IV and related aspects of Annex IX

The review of Annexes I, III, IV and related aspects of Annex IX to the Convention was initiated by the Conference of the Parties at its twelfth meeting, by its decision BC-12/1,on the basis of a recommendation from the SIWG on legal clarity that had developed the glossary of terms.

During its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties, in its decision BC-13/2, established the Expert Working Group on the Review of Annexes with a mandate and terms of reference as set out in the Annex to that decision. 

Annex I to the Basel Convention lists the categories of wastes to be controlled under the Basel Convention, including both specific waste categories (Y1 to Y18) and wastes having specific constituents (Y19 to Y45). Annex III to the Basel Convention lists hazardous characteristics (H1 to H13). Annex IV to the Basel Convention lists the disposal operations; it includes two sections, namely section A entitled “Operations which do not lead to the possibility of resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative uses”, and section B entitled “Operations which may lead to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative uses”. Entry B 1110 of Annex IX to the Basel Convention pertains to electrical and electronic assemblies.