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May 2017

Belgium: Wallonia Region transposes EU WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU

On 19, May 2017 | In News @en, WEEE | By Alisa Maier

After several years of delay, the Wallonia region of Belgium published its national implementation law of EU WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU. The respective Decree of March 9, 2017 was officially published on April 26, 2017. It entered into force 10 days after its publication.

The national harmonization was due to be fulfilled by February 14, 2014. In April of this year, the EU Commission requested Belgium to enact the EU WEEE legislation.

The Decree of March 9, 2017 of Wallonia Government amends the Decree of September 23, 2010, establishing take back obligation for some types of waste. The latter amended Decree of March 10, 2005, which defined the sectorial conditions for the facilities of waste collection and sorting, of pre-treatment and of the treatment of WEEE.