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Transboundary movement of hazardous waste

Transboundary Movement of HazardousWaste

Prague, 6-8 November, 2006

Symposium on Illegal International Traffic in Hazardous Chemicals

Givi Kalandadze

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia


Prerequisites for development of international regulation on hw
Prerequisites for Development of International Regulation on HW

  • Environmental and Human Health Concerns Caused by HW

  • Trends towards Transboundary displacement of HW from the developed world to developing countries

    Prague, 6-8 November, 2006

    Symposium on Illegal International Traffic in Hazardous Chemicals

    Givi Kalandadze

    Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia


International treaties
International Treaties HW

  • Lomé Convention 1989

  • Bamako Convention 1991

  • Basel Convention 1992

    • ‘Basel Ban’ 1997

      Prague, 6-8 November, 2006

      Symposium on Illegal International Traffic in Hazardous Chemicals

      Givi Kalandadze

      Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia


Preconditions in georgia
Preconditions in Georgia HW

  • Premex Anstalt case

  • The case with high toxicity railway ties from Germany

  • The attempts to import railway sleepers from Russia and Ukraine

  • The cases with pyrolitic tar

  • The cases with used automobile tires

    Prague, 6-8 November, 2006

    Symposium on Illegal International Traffic in Hazardous Chemicals

    Givi Kalandadze

    Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia


Legal framework in georgia
Legal Framework in Georgia HW

  • The Law on Transit and Import of Hazardous Waste 1995 (amended in 1997)

  • The Law on Nuclear and Radioactive Safety 1998

  • The Law on Licenses and Permits 2005

  • The Government Resolution N 184,2006- On the goods with limited turnover

  • The Basel Convention (member since 1999)

    Prague, 6-8 November, 2006

    Symposium on Illegal International Traffic in Hazardous Chemicals

    Givi Kalandadze

    Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia


The law on transit and import of waste on the territory of georgia
The Law on Transit and Import of Waste on the Territory of Georgia

  • Bans transit and import of hazardous, industrial, municipal, or other types of wastes including non-hazardous and non-radioactive wastes defined in Annex IV, Group A of Basel Convention, and those, which are not defined with this law, on the territory of Georgia

  • Allows import of non-hazardous and non-radioactive wastes defined in Annex IV, Group B of Basel Convention.

    Prague, 6-8 November, 2006

    Symposium on Illegal International Traffic in Hazardous Chemicals

    Givi Kalandadze

    Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia


Present developments
Present Developments Georgia

  • Government Focus on Economic Development

  • The issue of Georgia’s possible secession from the Basel Convention could become a new topic on agenda

    Prague, 6-8 November, 2006

    Symposium on Illegal International Traffic in Hazardous Chemicals

    Givi Kalandadze

    Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia


Consequences of possible secession from basel convention
Consequences of Possible Secession from Basel Convention Georgia

  • Environmental and Human Health Concerns

  • International Responsibilities

  • The requirements of WTO

    Prague, 6-8 November, 2006

    Symposium on Illegal International Traffic in Hazardous Chemicals

    Givi Kalandadze

    Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia


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