Shipments from Ireland to Non-OECD Countries

Information on Exports to Non-OECD Countries

Article 36 of the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) lists the waste types that are prohibited for export to non-OECD countries.  It covers all hazardous wastes and a number of mixed wastes.  Article 34 further states that all exports for disposal to non-OECD countries are prohibited.

Shipments of green list waste for recovery are potentially permitted to non-OECD countries in accordance with Article 37 of the WSR.  The European Commission sent a questionnaire to all non-OECD countries seeking confirmation of what the procedure of export to these countries should be i.e. a prohibition, shipment under prior written notification and consent or shipment as a green list waste.  If a country did not issue a reply, the shipment must take place under the procedure of prior written notification and consent.

The responses have been compiled in Regulation (EC) 1418/2007 and a consolidated version can be found at the following link: 

EUR-Lex - 02007R1418-20220402 - EN - EUR-Lex (

It is the responsibility of the exporter/notifier to familiarise themselves with the controls that the proposed destination country imposes on the type of green list waste being exported.

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