Illegal Logging

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR ENVIRONMENT DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT Brussels, 23 July 2020 REV1 – replaces the notice dated 21 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL LOGGING AND ASSOCIATED TRADE Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn […]

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Emissions Trading

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL CLIMATE ACTION Brussels, 7 July 2020 REV2 – replaces the notice (REV1) dated 19 December 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU EMISSIONS TRADING SYSTEM (EU ETS) Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has become a ‘third country’.1 The Withdrawal […]

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Eco Management & Audit EU Guidance 2021

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR ENVIRONMENT Brussels, 14 July 2020 REV1 – replaces the notice dated 7 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF THE COMMUNITY ECO-MANAGEMENT AND AUDIT SCHEME (EMAS) Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has […]

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Import Export Waste Package 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Declaring reusable packaging for Great Britain imports and exports From 1 January 2021 reusable packaging requires an import or export declaration, but if you are claiming Returned Goods Relief or temporary admission you can make this declaration by conduct or orally. From: HM Revenue & Customs Published 23 December 2020 Last updated 11 May […]

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Moving Waste 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Importing and exporting waste from 1 January 2021 What UK waste importers and exporters must do to notify about waste shipments from 1 January 2021. Published 22 January 2019 Last updated 4 December 2020 — see all updates From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs New rules for January 2021 The UK has left […]

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Ozone Depleting Substances

Guidance Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances: how to do business from 1 January 2021 How to comply with fluorinated gas (F gas) and ozone-depleting substances (ODS) regulations from 1 January 2021. Published 6 February 2020 Last updated 16 November 2020 — see all updates From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Environment Agency New rules for […]

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Climate Change Requirements

Guidance Meeting climate change requirements from 1 January 2021 Updated 13 November 2020 New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. It will be updated if anything […]

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Trading Timber

Guidance Trading timber: imports and exports from 1 January 2021 Prepare for the rules that will apply to buying and selling timber and timber products from 1 January 2021. Published 22 January 2019 Last updated 23 October 2020 — see all updates From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs New rules for January 2021 The […]

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Ozone Depleting Substances 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances: how to do business from 1 January 2021 How to comply with fluorinated gas (F gas) and ozone-depleting substances (ODS) regulations from 1 January 2021. Published 6 February 2020 Last updated 15 October 2020 — see all updates From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Environment Agency New rules for […]

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Industrial Emission 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Industrial emissions standards (‘best available techniques’) from 1 January 2021. Published 14 October 2020 New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. It will be updated […]

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Environmental Standards 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Upholding environmental standards from 1 January 2021 How the UK will uphold environmental standards from 1 January 2021. These include standards in waste, air quality, water, and protection of habitats and species. Published 13 October 2020 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Academy for Justice Commissioning New rules for January 2021 The UK […]

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Climate Change 2021 UK Guidance

Meeting climate change requirements from 1 January 2021 How climate change regulations, emissions trading, ecodesign and energy labelling will change from 1 January 2021. Published 12 October 2018 Last updated 9 September 2020 — see all updates From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, […]

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Moving Waste 2021 UK Guidance

Rules from 1 January 2021 From 1 January 2021 there will be new arrangements for the movement of waste between the UK and the EU. Notified waste shipments from the UK to the EU from 1 January 2021 The UK is a party to the Basel Convention and a member of the Organisation for Economic […]

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Moving CITES Specimens

Contents Importing through Eurotunnel Exporting through Eurotunnel Contact Border Force The UK will continue to comply with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Importing through Eurotunnel To import CITES specimens into the UK through Eurotunnel, you must drive to the Waterbrook truck stop in Ashford immediately after you arrive. You must […]

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Wildlife Trade 2021 UK Guidance

Contents This guidance does not apply to UK businesses moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland. Further information will be added to GOV.UK in the coming weeks. Find out more about Moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild […]

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Environmental Standards

Content Some environmental legislation will stay the same and some will be adapted so that environmental standards will be maintained from 1 January 2021. What will stay the same The UK government is committed to maintaining environmental standards and international obligations from 1 January 2021. The UK will continue its aim set out in the […]

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Organic Pollutants

Contents Current POPs regulation After 1 January 2021 The UK’s persistent organic pollutants (POPs) regulation will continue in its current form after 1 January 2021. Current POPs regulation The current EU POPs regulation implements, manages and enforces the international Stockholm Convention agreement on POPs and the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air […]

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Energy and Climate Change 2021 UK Guidance

Energy and climate from 1 January 2021 From 1 January 2021 there may be changes to areas including energy renewables, the nuclear industry and regulated carbon emissions. Published 6 February 2019 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after […]

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Transboundary Radioactive Waste Disposal 2021 UK Guidance

Transboundary impacts of radioactive waste disposal: reporting and notification obligations (Euratom Article 37) from 1 January 2021 What operators need to do in terms of submitting plans for radioactive waste disposal to the European Commission under Euratom Article 37 from 2021. Published 23 August 2018 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy New rules […]

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