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HMRC internal manual

Export Procedures

Guidance on other procedures: hazardous waste

Under EC Council Regulation (EEC) 259/93 exports from the European Community of hazardous waste have to be accompanied by consignment notes which should be presented to you when exported direct to a non EC country whether the waste originates in the UK or in another member state. You should authenticate the consignment notes if they are presented, but not insist on them being produced.

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Control of hazardous waste: consignments exported direct to 3rd countries from the UK and consignments leaving the European Community via the UK:

  • check information agrees with the pre shipment declaration and/or Community Transit (CT) documents

If satisfied, stamp box 26 of the Consignment Note and send it to:

Environment Agency
TFS National Service
Richard Fairclough House
Knutsford Road

Telephone: 03708 506506

  • return unstamped any other copies of the Consignment Note to the person presenting them
  • if not satisfied return the Consignment Note to the person who presented it. Give an explanation for refusal to authenticate the document. Do not withhold permission for loading on the grounds that the Consignment Note does not agree with the export declaration and/or CT documentation
  • contact Prohibitions and Restrictions at Parliament Street if you have any problems to do with the control of hazardous waste consignments.