Waste shipment – Waste code correlation table

The Commission has adopted a Correlation table between the Combined Nomenclature (CN) codes and the Waste Shipment Regulation codes. The purpose of this table is to enable customs authorities to carry out simplified and clearer checks on waste imports. Until the table was published, customs had to identify the corresponding codes in the CN when importing waste without assistance.

The correlation table assigns the CN codes to the wastes listed in Annexes III, IV and V to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006. The codes for this waste originate from the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal and OECD Council Decision V (2001)107/Final amending Decision C(92)39/Final on the Control of Waste for Recovery.

The correlation table is divided into two parts:

  • In Table A, column 1 lists in alphanumeric order the waste codes corresponding to the CN codes shown in column 2.
  • Table B in column 3 shows in ascending numerical order the CN codes corresponding to the waste codes shown in column 4.

However, because the descriptions of the individual types of goods between the Waste Shipment Ordinance and the CN are not completely identical, several correspondence codes are assigned to a code in individual cases. In the case of such a multiple entry, the respective description of the goods in the CN or Waste Ordinance must be used.

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