1) Clarification is pending for some of the exported and imported amounts reported by Denmark (These amounts are not included in the current table).
For excluded amounts and/or endnotes refer to the master tables “Table 3: Excluded amounts (export)” and/or “Table 4: Excluded amounts (import)”; and “Table 3: End notes (export)” and/or “Table 4: End notes (import)” which is posted on the website of the Basel Convention (www.basel.int).
Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2003
National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Dominica.
“Hazardous waste” is defined by the Solid Waste Management Act, 2002, schedule containing Annex I and III of the Basel Convention.
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 Dominica 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 Dominica.
Dominica restricts the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.
Solid Waste Management Act, 2002 and Marine Pollution Act 2002.
Permit must be obtained in writing from Marine Administrator who in consultation with the Chief Environmental Health Officer refuse permission or issue permit for the transboundary movement of waste.
Restrictions on export for recovery
Dominica has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.
Restrictions on import for final disposal and for recovery
Dominica restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal and for recovery.