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Waste shipments

International law on waste shipments

Pre-consented facilities for waste recovery

Following the OECD Decision on transboundary movements of waste for recovery operations, Article 14 of Regulation No 1013/2006 provides that the competent authorities of destination which have jurisdiction over specific recovery facilities may decide to issue pre-consents to such facilities. This means that the authority of destination will not raise objections concerning shipments of certain types of waste to the facility, and as a consequence the time limit for objections by the authorities of dispatch and transit is shortened to 7 working days. A list of pre-consented facilities in member countries of the OECD is to be found under: http://www2.oecd.org/waste/Countries.asp?q=71