Transit international shipment of waste

A transit shipment means a shipment of waste through one or more countries other than the country of dispatch or destination. In case of a transit notification, the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) receives that notification from the foreign authority. The EEC Regulation 1013/2006 (EWSR) on waste shipments offers the competent authority of transit the possibility of giving a tacit consent.

Change of procedure: tacit consent

The ILT has altered its procedure with regard to notifications for the transit of waste through territories of the Netherlands with effect from 17 April 2020.

Until recently, the notifier received an e-mail in which the ILT indicated to make use of the tacit consent as included in Article 9, paragraph 1 of the EWSR. The Inspectorate has decided to further adapt its working method. The notifier no longer receives an e-mail in which it may be assumed that consent has been granted by the Netherlands. The notifier also does not receive a written decision with a stamped notification document.

In concrete terms, this means that 30 days after the date of acknowledgement of receipt by the competent authorities of destination, the notifier is in possession of tacit consent.

Does the consignee have pre-consented facility status? In that case, the tacit consent actually goes into effect within 7 working days after the competent authorities of destination have issued  the acknowledgement of receipt.

If you would still like to have a declaration from the ILT during the transport of the waste, you can choose to print and use the letter Tacit consent transit of waste. A Dutch-language version of this letter is also available.