This is the text of the Technical Guidelines adopted at the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) in May 2015. A note from the Basel Secretariat on the title page reads:"At its twelfth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal adopted on an interim basis, in decision BC-12/5, the technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electrical and electronic waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste under the Basel Convention on the basis of the draft technical guidelines contained in document UNEP/CHW.12/5/Add.1. The technical guidelines referred to above were prepared by the Secretariat under the guidance of the small intersessional working group for the development of technical guidelines on electronic and electrical wastes and taking into account comments received from parties and others after the ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention. The technical guidelines were further revised on 4 April 2015 taking into account comments received from parties and others by 6 March 2015, as well as the outcome of a face-to-face meeting of the small intersessional working group held on 19 and 20 January 2015 in Konstanz, Germany (see document UNEP/CHW.12/INF/7). The text of the final version of the technical guidelines, as adopted on an interim basis, is set out in the annex to the present note. "