Modernizing the Data Exchange System for Hazardous Waste Transfers

Status: Active
Operational Plan: 2019 - 2020

Pursuant to relevant regulations, Canada, Mexico and the United States control the import and export of hazardous wastes by exchanging notice and consent prior to shipping these wastes across their borders. This project is designed to update the Notice and Consent Electronic Data Exchange (NCEDE) system to facilitate the seamless exchange of notifications relative to cross-border movements of hazardous waste and have the flexibility to respond to updates in regulations, with the goal of protecting the North American environment.

Issue

Under the Basel Convention, other international agreements, and national programs controlling the import, export and transit of hazardous wastes between Canada, Mexico and the United States, the countries must exchange notice and consent prior to shipping hazardous wastes.

The Notice and Consent Electronic Data Exchange (NCEDE) is a trilateral system developed through the CEC that results in increased protection of the North American environment through improved control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes.

As changes are made to reflect new domestic and international requirements, NCEDE is being updated to support accurate and efficient data exchanges among the three countries and to accommodate future upgrades and maintenance needs.

Aims

Deliverables