Illegal Waste Shipments: National authorities join forces with shipping industry
INECE (in cooperation with IMPEL) co-facilitated an international workshop in Rotterdam on the 14-15 November in which authorities and organizations met with stakeholders from the shipping industry to find common ground for effective approaches to fight illegal transnational hazardous waste shipments. Such shipments are in conflict with the provisions of the Basel Convention and cause serious risks for public health, safety and the environment. Apart from this, upon detection, illegal shipments may cause reputational damage and economic costs. The workshop was hosted by customs and environmental authorities in the port of Rotterdam in Netherlands.