National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Niger.
Law No. 98-56 of 29 December 1998 is a framework Law related to the environmental management and; Ordinance No. 93-13 of 2 March 1993, which establishes a code of public hygiene.
There is no national definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste in Niger.
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 Niger 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.
Niger has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal and for recovery.
The constitution of 9 August 1999 of Niger does not consider the export of hazardous wastes (Article 27).
Transit, import, storage, placement and release of hazardous wastes in Niger are prohibited by the Constitution (Article 27, para. 4).
Restrictions on import for final disposal and for recovery
Niger restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal and for recovery.
The Constitution of 9 August 1999 and; Law No. 98-56 of 29 December 1998, which is a framework Law related to the environmental management. Import of hazardous wastes is prohibited and considered as a crime against the nation (Art. 27, para. 4).
Restrictions on transit
Niger restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.
Transit is prohibited by Niger’s Constitution (Article 27, para. 4).
Import of hazardous wastes is prohibited and considered as a crime against the nation (Art. 27, para. 4).
Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation
Agenda 21 constitutes the national strategy for the environment and sustainable development plan. Niger benefits a project from Basel Convention through the CRCB/Dakar to develop a National Implementation plan of the BC since last year.
Legislation, regulations and guidelines
The Law on norms and quality and the complementary texts related to the legal framework on environmental management are currently being elaborated and are in the process of being adopted.
Regulations are on going through the NIP/BC.
Measures taken by industries/waste generators
Mining and chemical related industries apply directives and guidance of their respective multinational groups on production and management of the wastes.
Information could be obtained from: www.niger_gouv.net
No facilities available.
Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements
Regional agreement; Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa; African States (O.U.A).
Multilateral agreement; Partnership Agreement (the Cotonou Agreement) between the Members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the One Part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the Other Part; ACP, EC; 01.03.2000 - 01.03.2019.
Technical Assistance and Training Available
Ministère de l’Hydraulique, l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre la Désertification
Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Technologie