• July 20, 2021
  • WTO

Israel | Policy for Importing Hazardous waste (2 page(s), in Hebrew)

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Title of document
Policy for Importing Hazardous waste (2 page(s), in Hebrew)

New draft policy announced by Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection named "Policy for Importing Hazardous waste". The import of hazardous waste into Israel has been regulated already since 1994 by the provisions of "The Hazardous Materials Order (Import and Export of Hazardous Waste), 5744-1994". The regulations implement and ratify the principles of the Basel Convention and require a permit from the Commissioner for the export or import of hazardous waste, and thus effectively monitor the transboundary movements of hazardous waste and its disposal.  The purpose of the notified policy is to outline the discretion of the Commissioner to grant an import permit for hazardous waste as follows: Providing full detailed information about the type, assembly, and manner of treatment of the imported hazardous waste. The treatment plant, that wishes to import waste, shall present all necessary permits for the treatment of hazardous waste, including a toxic permit under the Hazardous Materials Law. Requires that the amount of hazardous waste, that remains or is created after recovery and transferred to landfill, shall not exceed 25% of the imported material.

Notifying member: Israel


Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment


Agency responsible
Israel WTO-TBT Enquiry Point


  • Submission: 15/07/2021
  • Reception: 15/07/2021
  • Distribution: 16/07/2021
  • Final date for comments: 14/09/2021
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


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