Import Export Training Programme


  1. Globally, large quantities of used and waste electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE / WEEE) are generated each year. UEEE and WEEE diverted from final disposal are generally sent to refurbishing and recycling operations. In particular, recycling WEEE has become a lucrative business because electronic products consist of valuable (e.g. gold, copper, etc.) and other (plastic, glass, etc.) materials.
  2. However, the associated cost of managing this material in an environmentally sound manner in accordance with stringent laws for environmental protection and occupational health and safety, coupled with the strong foreign demand to purchase this material for resource recovery, has contributed to the movement of this material from developed countries to developing countries, where it may not undergo environmentally sound management and pose an elevated risk to the local environment and human health.
  3. Furthermore, some developing countries restrict or prohibit the import of certain types of used and waste electrical and electronic equipment, creating a situation whereby the transboundary movement of this waste or material may be deemed to be illegal.
  4. At the Regional Workshop on Preventing of Illegal Transboundary Movement for Hazardous Waste in Asia held in Beijing in March 2007, participants shared a perception that illegal traffic of hazardous waste, especially UEEE and WEEE, could be partly attributed to a different interpretation and the lack of mutual understanding among Asian (and other) countries regarding the concept of “reusable” products and/or “hazardous” waste and material. So participants agreed it is necessary for exporting countries to respect the importing control of the destination countries regarding used/waste electrical and electronic equipment.
  5. To facilitate the ability of participated countries to identify and respect the controls of importing Asian countries applicable to UEEE and WEEE, this report was undertaken by Asia-Pacific Regional Centre for Hazardous Waste Management Training and Technology Transfer (BCRC China) within the framework of the Basel Convention Partnership on the environmental sound management of E-waste in Asia-Pacific region 2 which was launched in November 2005 in Tokyo, Japan.
  6. This report reviews country approaches to controlling the import and export of UEEE and WEEE in 10 Asian countries, namely: Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong SAR), Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The types of products investigated as part of this project include TVs (CRT, LCD, and plasma displays), air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, personal computers, and mobile phones. Other countries‟ approaches to controlling the import and export of UEEE and WEEE are also included for Australia, Canada, and European Union.
  7. In January 2008, BCRC China and Ex Corporation which was the consulting company to the Ministry of the Environment of Japan designed the project framework including the development of a questionnaire to the 10 participating countries. Country responses to the questionnaire are included in the Annex of this report. In addition, accompanying desk studies, country communications, and domestic field investigations included a review of identification criteria for waste/non-waste and hazardous waste/non-hazardous waste. To determine the identification method and criteria used in China, a meeting was held in June 2008 with relevant government ministries of China, including the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, the General Administration of Customs. During this meeting, the regulations and criteria related to the import/export of hazardous waste, especially UEEE and WEEE have discussed as well as the project‟s framework, methodology, and progress.
  8. The Regional Workshop on E-waste Identification toward the Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement for Hazardous Waste and Other Wastes in Asia was held in Beijing, China during 3-4 November 2008. The workshop was attended by 15 delegates from the competent authorities and/or focal points to the Basel Convention from 9 countries or administrative regions, including Canada, China, China Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. In addition, representatives from the following organizations attended: the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC), Basel Convention Regional Centre for Southeast Asia (BCRC-SEA), General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China(AQSIQ), the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC), National Center for Solid Waste Management (NCSWM) of China, National Institute for Environment Studies(NIES) of Japan, Basel Convention Coordinating Center for Asia and the Pacific (BCRC China), and Tsinghua University. The main purpose of this meeting was to share country reports regarding the control of UEEE and WEEE and to discuss the next steps which led to the finalization of this report.
  9. The participants acknowledged that the workshop provided useful information that should be included in the final report to further assist countries in identifying and understanding the different national approaches to controlling and preventing the illegal transboundary movement of UEEE and WEEE. It was also recognized that the project report will make a useful contribution to the anticipated work program of the Basel Convention Partnership for Action on Computer Equipment (PACE) initiative upon its finalization.
  10. Participants also acknowledged the importance for all Basel Parties to inform the Secretariat of the Basel Convention of the wastes considered or defined as hazardous under its national legislation and of any requirements concerning transboundary movement procedures applicable to such wastes, including UEEE and WEEE where appropriate. It was also suggested that the information identified in this report be kept up-to-date and made available to Parties in the region with the regional BCRCs coordinating this activity.
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Who Should Attend

Progressive farmers, Small marginal farmers, Import Export buyers, Sales all those who wish to know about Import Export Processing & its opportunities can apply for the Import Export Training Programme course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Detail understanding about Import Export Processing and solve your all questions
  • Understanding how to earn from this Business
  • Direct interaction with industry experts/Successful entrepreneurs

Course Curriculum

Different Country Criteria
Export Types
Export Process
Export Logistics
How To Start An Export Business
Payment Securities
How To Find Buyers
Shipping Documents
Government Policy's
Department Information For Export

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