If there is a no deal Brexit, import/export licences issued by the UK would no longer be valid for shipments of waste to the 27 remaining EU countries, from the day the UK leaves.
This means current approvals to ship notified waste between the UK and the EU that extend beyond the 29 March 2019 would be subject to a re-approval process to ensure continuity. The same applies to waste shipments transiting the EU. There is currently no process set out in the EU Waste Shipment Regulations on how notified shipments that have already been approved by UK and EU competent authorities should be re-approved. Defra is contacting other EU countries to discuss arrangements. UK and EU exporters of notified shipments will be advised before the end of November 2018 on next steps.