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This page will be dedicated to Brexit information primarily related to waste exports.

Defra Stakeholder presentation from September 2018 on International Waste Shipments and EU Exit

Brexit Partnership Pact - preparing for changes at the UK border after a ‘no deal’ EU Exit. This provides Brexit information across a range of sectors including waste and will be updated regularly (page 99).

Notification recognition - the Competent Authorities in all Member States have been contacted by Defra/EA to obtain agreement that notifications in place on 29th March will be considered valid after that date in the event of no deal. All but the following have agreed as of 17/01/19:

  • German Competent Authority for Bremen
  • German Competent authority for underground facilities
  • German Competent authority for the Saarland
  • Spain

The International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - These apply the amendments necessary for the Transfrontier Waste Shipment Regulations 2007 to continue to be effective as explained in the Explanatory Memorandum.

The Exit Statutory Instrument and accompany Explantory Memorandum

The House of Lords Scrutiny Committee’s Report on the draft SI

The UK Government Technical Notice on Managing the Continuity of Waste Shipments

General UK Government Exit Pages

Commission Notice on Waste Law 8 November

Commission Notice on Licences 25 January

General Commission Website with Preparedness Notices

EU Page on Tariffs

HMRC - valuation of imported goods for customs purposes, vat and trade statistics

“(g) Goods (waste or scrap) imported for destruction in the EC, with the sender paying you for your services. As costs are incurred in connection with this destruction, the exporter would pay you an amount for your services. As you would not pay for the imported goods but, on the contrary, be paid for accepting and destroying them, no sale would have taken place.”


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