Guatemala Amendments as regards the Minamata Convention, Waste

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Minamata Convention

The section on Hazardous Goods below has been enhanced with the contact details of the national focal point in the framework of the Minamata Convention in Guatemala, i.e. the competent managing department of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN). Please consult said chapter for specifics.


As Croatia was the 97th country that ratified the so-called Ban Amendment (Decision III/1) on the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal on 6 September 2019, the requirements for the implementation of said Amendment have been fulfilled. Consequently, the Decision came into force on 5 December 2019. The quoted Amendment prohibits the exportation of hazardous waste from countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Union (EU) and Liechtenstein to other countries. Guatemala already ratified the Amendment in 2013



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