Capacity Development Key to Stopping Illegal Trade in Hazardous and Electronic Waste

Date posted: 
Dec 7 2012

Building capacity among environmental and customs officials for detecting illegal transboundary shipments of hazardous and electronic wastes was the focus of the Second International Hazardous Waste Inspection Project. 11 countries participated in the Project, which was convened by the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Seaport Environmental Security Network (SESN).

A synthesis report, which was released today, discusses the results and recommendations from the Project, which promoted international good practice for environmental inspections at seaports. The Project engaged officials with responsibilities at seaports from Australia,Belgium, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, Mexico, The Netherlands, Scotland, Singapore, and the United States of America.

Download the Second International Hazardous Waste Inspection Project:
Results and Recommendations

http://inece.org/seaport/INECESESNIPReport_final.pdf