Previously notified in N1GBR1, N2GBR6 and N3GBR1
Retained EU Law -
Some European Union law was retained in UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, with minor modifications to ensure operability.
Specific arrangements may apply in Northern Ireland including by virtue of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. The full text of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland can be accessed via: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-withdrawal-agreement-and-.... Further details on the operation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-northern-ireland-protocol.
On shipments of waste
The import of waste into the UK is for wastes controlled under a permit system administered by the UK competent authorities. Its requirements are tied in with those of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, and an OECD decision on transboundary movements of waste for recovery.
Guidance available at: