Multiple Authorities (list available from the Focal Point). There are 104 Competent Authorities for Export and Import. A complete list can be obtained from the Competent Authority for Transit or at www.environnement.gouv.fr
Direction de la prévention des pollutions et des risques
Sous-direction des produits et des déchets
Ministère de l'Ecologie et du Développement Durable
20, avenue de Ségur
75302 Paris 07 SP
Telephone: (33 1) 42 19 15 56
Telefax: (33 1) 42 19 14 68
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 CEE 75/442 from 15 July 1975, as modified, 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 EU Regulation 259/93.
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 259/93 which can be found at the following link :. http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/consleg/pdf/1993/en_1993R0259_
France requires special consideration for the following waste(s) when subjected to transboundary movement: since a circular dated January 17th 2005, we consider Y47 that are sent to salt mine to be considered as disposal operation.
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 259/93. France ratified it on November 18th 2003.
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 259/93.
Restrictions on export for recovery
France has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery other than the amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1).