Defra publishes guidance for waste exporters in case of no-deal Brexit

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98% OF UK consents for shipments of notifiable waste will be rolled over after Brexit

Defra has published guidance on what UK waste importers and exporters must do to prepare for changes to rules around waste shipments in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

The UK government has secured agreement that 98% of UK consents for shipments of notifiable waste that go beyond 29 March 2019 will be rolled over.

Defra is currently working with the Spanish government to resolve the small number of approvals that remain outstanding.

Waste exporters will need to make themselves aware of the EU customs guidelines and EU Waste Shipment Regulations.

They require exporters to complete waste notification and waste movement forms, waste carriers to provide a copy of waste moment to the Customs Office and exports to check that transport of waste is carried out in the EU by authorised waste carriers.

EU countries will not be allowed to export waste for disposal, or export mixed municipal waste for recovery, to the UK under EU law.

The rules for shipping waste for recycling under the Green Control procedures will stay the same.

UK regulators will email UK exporters of notifiable wastes to update them on the outcome of discussions and will continue to give updates until 29 March 2019.

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