National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in France.
"Waste" shall mean any substance or object in the categories set out in annex I of the directive 2006/12/EC of the European parliament and of the council of 5 April 2006 on waste , which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.
National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in France.
The national definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements is in accordance with Regulation EC n° 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
France regulates/controls additional wastes as hazardous that are not included in Art. 1 (1)a of the Basel Convention and would be controlled for the purpose of transboundary movements pursuant to Art. 1 (1)b.
These wastes are those included in lists amber and red, and unlisted waste of the EC regulation 1013/2006.
In France there are no wastes other than those pursuant to Art. 1 (1)a and/or Art. 1 (1)b of the Basel Convention that require special consideration when subjected to transboundary movement.
Restrictions on Transboundary Movement
Amendment to the Basel Convention
The amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1) has been implemented in France.
It has been implemented through the EC regulation 1013/2006.
Restrictions on export for final disposal
France has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.
France allows the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal to some countries only (EU and EFTA), in accordance with EU Regulation 1013/2006.