Defra Consultation on Revising the Requirements Regarding Evidence of Broad Equivalence for Export Reprocessing Sites

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April 2008

Defra Consultation on Revising the Requirements Regarding Evidence of Broad Equivalence for Export Reprocessing Sites

In summary and on the basis of the analysis presented FDF supports Option 2, to amend the Regulations to give the Competent Authorities the opportunity to consider alternative evidence as to what constitutes 'broad equivalence' when assessing applications for accreditation from exporters of packaging waste. This we feel represents the best means of alleviating the current difficulties in the metals sector and in turn will help to ensure that the UK continues to meets the EU Directive targets.

FDF would specifically request that exporters be permitted to apply the conditions set out in para 2.13 to material exported since the beginning of the 2008. In addition, we note the regulatory amendments are currently proposed for England, Wales and Scotland and would request that these also apply to Northern Ireland from the same date.

More Information

Annex 1: FDF Response to the Defra Consultation on Revising the Requirements Regarding Evidence of Broad Equivalence for Export Reprocessing Sites - pdf | 56kb

Defra Consultation: Revising the Requirements Regarding Evidence of Broad Equivalence for Export Reprocessing - pdf | 100kb


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