Repealed Regulations

Export and Import of Hazardous Wastes Regulations (SOR/92-637)

The Export and Import of Hazardous Wastes Regulations, made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1988, have been in force since November 1992. The main goal of The Regulations is to implement a control system for transboundary movements of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable materials. The Regulations include requirements for: prior notification and consent of the importing and transit jurisdictions; the existence of contracts between importers and exporters; insurance for Canadian importers and exporters and their carriers; and tracking of the movement from its point of origin to its final destination through the use of manifests and certificates of recycling/disposal. The Regulations allowed Canada to implement its international obligations under the Basel Convention, 1992 OECD Council Decision C(92)39 on wastes destined for recovery operations, and the 1986 Canada-U.S.A. Agreement on the Transboundary Movement of Waste.

Contact Information:

Waste Reduction & Management Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard 14th floor
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: (819) 997-3377
Fax number: (819) 997-3068
Email address:

Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 1992-06-20 Vol. 126, No. 25
Part 2: 1992-12-02 Vol. 126, No. 25


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