National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Yemen.
Waste is materials or substances of mobile things to be disposed of or intended to be disposed or it is required according to the prevailing rules of the law to get rid of or that owner and possessor desire to recycle it or neutralize it to dispose of it.
National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Yemen.
Hazardous waste is any waste that is generated from industrial, chemical or radiation operations and becomes hazardous due to its contents of materials or concentration of materials or due to its chemical or reactions or due to its toxic characteristics or being liable to explosion or to create corrosion or any other characteristics that arise danger to human being, fauna and flora to the environment whether independently or inter mixed with other wastes.
There are no wastes defined as, or considered to be hazardous wastes by national legislation in accordance with Art. 1, para 1(b) of the Basel Convention.
In Yemen there are no wastes other than those pursuant to Art. 1 (1)a and/or Art. 1 (1)b of the Basel Convention that require special consideration when subjected to transboundary movement.
Restrictions on Transboundary Movement
Amendment to the Basel Convention
The amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1) has been implemented in Yemen.
Yemen has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.
Restrictions on import for final disposal
Yemen restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.
ك (ل المخلفات الخطرة الواردة في اللائحة التنفيذية للقانون رقم (26) لسنة 1995م. بشأن حماية البيئة، وأيضا ما ورد في الاتفاقية، ما لم يكون هناك جهات محلية قادرة على الاستفادة من المخلفات المستوردة.
Restrictions on import for recovery
Yemen restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.
(كل المخلفات الخطرة الواردة في اللائحة التنفيذية للقانون رقم (26) لسنة 1995م. بشأن حماية البيئة، وأيضا ما ورد في الاتفاقية، ما لم يكون هناك جهات محلية قادرة على الاستفادة من المخلفات المستوردة.
Restrictions on transit
Yemen restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.
Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation
Measures were taken to implement laws and by-laws in relation to the reduction and to minimization of hazardous wastes. Also, management plans are being effectively implemented through efficient officers.
Legislation, regulations and guidelines
Currently in Yemen there are very few laws on this matter. However, preparations are underway for drafting legislation.