Identification and classification of chemicals and wastes

The identification and classification of chemicals and wastes determine whether the prior informed consent (PIC) procedures or other information procedures have to be followed and if the import and export are allowed. Because the identification of chemicals and wastes may require Customs to come into contact with a shipment, this module will also address the important issue of safety.

These tools are available to support Customs in identifying chemicals and wastes under each of conventions:

  1. Basel Convention Waste Identification Tool
  2. Rotterdam Convention Chemicals Identification Tool
  3. Stockholm Convention Chemicals Identification Tool