“It is important that governments and civil society of both the importing and exporting countries are aware which countries and which facilities are receiving the non-functional equipment in order to monitor the situation and ensure environmentally sound management is undertaken and maintained.
To ensure this transparency, the facilities should be included in a list. Such a readily available list allows businesses to know what is allowed and what is not. Shipments to facilities that are not on this list are considered to be waste because the condition of this criterion will not be met.”
From p. 3 of BAN response to Basel Secretariat. 2014. ‘Draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and Electrical Waste and Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment, in Particular Regarding the Distinction between Waste and Non-Waste under the Basel Convention (Draft of 20 November 2014)’. http://www.basel.int/Implementation/Ewaste/TechnicalGuidelines/DevelopmentofTGs/tabid/2377/Default.aspx.