Legislation and Guidance Documents for Exporting & Importing Waste

Key documents to ensure compliance with the Waste Shipment Regulation

Waste Shipment Regulation

Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 (Waste Shipment Regulation – WSR) is the primary piece of European legislation that governs the shipment of waste from, to and through Ireland.  It contains the rules to abide by when shipping either amber or green list waste including details of the notification procedure and restrictions on certain types of waste, depending on the waste type and destination.  It incorporates two international agreements, namely the Basel Convention and the OECD Decision. 

The Annexes to the WSR contain templates for waste shipment documents (Annex IA, IB and VII) and the various sets of waste classification codes that are required to be completed (Annex III – V).  A consolidated version of the WSR can be found at the following link:



The National TFS Office has prepared the 'TFS Guidelines' document below to help stakeholders comply with their obligations under the WSR:

The European Commission has prepared a series of Correspondents’ Guidelines to assist with the interpretation and enforcement of the WSR.  They cover a broad range of topics and they can all be found at https://ec.europa.eu/environment/topics/waste-and-recycling/waste-shipments/waste-shipments-correspondents-guidelines_en

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