Article 14.

The Government of Flanders may prohibit or regulate the import, export and transit of waste.


The Government of Flanders may take all measures relating to the import, export and transit of waste which may be necessary with a view to the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste, and of the convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal, concluded in Basel on 22 March 1989. To this end, the Government of Flanders may, among other things:

subject each import, export or transit of waste within the scope of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 to the provision of a bank guarantee, a financial guarantee or equivalent financial security to cover the costs of transport and recovery or disposal, as mentioned in Article 6 of the aforementioned Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006;

Impose on the notifier for the import, export or transit of waste, the payment of a fee to cover the administration costs connected to executing the notification and inspection procedure, as well as demand the payment of the current costs for the appropriate analyses and inspections, as mentioned in Article 29 of the aforementioned Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006.


The cross-border movement of waste in violation of the provisions of the Regulation mentioned in subparagraph 2 or of the provisions laid down by virtue of subparagraph 1 or subparagraph 2, is prohibited.


By way of derogation from the Regulation mentioned in subparagraph 2, OVAM may, in the case of import, limit incoming movements of waste destined for waste incineration plants catalogued under recovery, if it has been determined that those movements would lead to waste originating in the Flemish Region needing to be disposed of or processed in a way that is not consistent with the implementation plans mentioned in Article 18.