DEFRA guidance on maintaining waste shipments under no-deal Brexit

Current approvals for waste shipments both to and from the UK would no longer be valid in the EU, with no process currently in place to allow shipments to be re-approved. Says the UK government is contacting EU countries to discuss arrangements and urged companies to familiarise themselves with customs guidelines set out by the EU for waste imports from third countries. Says the government would have to submit a duly reasoned request to the EU explaining why it needs to export waste for disposal

Document title: Maintaining the continuity of waste shipments if there’s no Brexit deal

Summary: Current approvals for waste shipments both to and from the UK would no longer be valid in the EU, with no process currently in place to allow shipments to be re-approved. Says the UK government is contacting EU countries to discuss arrangements and urges companies to familiarise themselves with customs guidelines set out by the EU for waste imports from third countries. Says the government would have to submit a duly reasoned request to the EU explaining why it needs to export waste for disposal, noting that this is already prohibited and so unlikely to be significant. Notes EU states are prohibited from exporting municipal waste for recovery and all waste for disposal to states other than EFTA or EU members, but there would be no changes to recycling.

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