REN Update

ENFORCE promotes compliance with the Basel Convention to combat illegal traffic in hazardous wastes
4 November 2013

The first meeting of the Environmental Network for Optimizing Regulatory Compliance on Illegal Traffic (ENFORCE) will be held in Bangkok, 18-19 November 2013.   Members are expected to inter alia, elect a chair and a vice-chair, consider accepting additional members, exchange information on activities and identify activities that would benefi...
Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee invites dialogue with other compliance bodies
4 November 2013

At its tenth meeting ICC will hold a special half-day session to promote a dialogue between eight MEA compliance bodies. Guidance on the take-back provision will be an important topic in the meeting. (Click here to read more)...
Chemical Review Committee will review new chemicals and pesticides proposed for listing in Annex III
3 November 2013

The ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-9) will be held from 22 to 25 October 2013, with pre-meetings on Monday, 21 October 2013, at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. In addition, on Sunday, 20 October 2013, a joint meeting with the Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee (POPRC) will be held. This joint meeting was agreed to ...
New global treaty cuts mercury emissions and releases, sets up controls on products, mines and industrial plants
3 November 2013

Kumamoto, Japan, 10 October 2013 - Japan, a country which has come to epitomize mercury poisoning in modern times, today became one of the first countries to sign a historic new international convention to reduce emissions and releases of the toxic metal into air, land and water and to phase out many products that contain mercury.  The Minam...
EU Environment Council welcomes measures to address illegal shipments of waste
2 November 2013

On 14 October, the Council held an exchange of views on the proposal for the amendment of the waste shipment regulation to give political guidance for further examination of the proposal in the Council preparatory bodies.Regulation (EC) 1013/2006 lays down requirements for shipment of waste within the EU and between the EU and third countries in or...
Coordinated audit on the enforcement of the EuropeanCoordinated audit on the enforcement of the European Waste Shipment Regulation | IMPEL Waste Shipment Regulation
1 November 2013

The supreme audit institutions of Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, Ireland, Norway and the Netherlands audited the Regulation’s enforcement in their home countries between 2011 and 2013. The aim of this coordinated audit was to increase insight into the practice in Europe. The audit resulted in a joint report, in English, and in eight...
Serbian Customs Officers & Environment Inspectors trained to control HCFC consumption
29 October 2013

Serbia, 17 October 2013 - The Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organised a National Training of Customs Officers and Environment Inspectors to control the hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) consumption in the Republic of Serbia from 14-16 October 2013...
5th CEE regional meeting on SAICM, Skopje, Macedonia FYR,
16 September 2013

Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) 23 23 - 26 Sept 2013 5th CEE regional meeting on SAICM, Skopje, Macedonia FYR, ...
WCO PICARD Conference 2013
10 September 2013

World Customs Organization Organisation Modiale des Douanes WCO PICARD Conference 2013 Promote Research-based Knowledge to Support Customs Decision-making Date: 18-20 September 2013 Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. More...
The Association of Professional Customs Brokers of the Americas (ASAPRA)
6 September 2013

The Association of Professional Customs Brokers of the Americas (ASAPRA) and the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA) hold their annual meeting at the WCO  More...
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