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Electric and electronic products

The requirements for cross-border export of used electric and electronic products (EE- products). A testing and documentation requirement was introduced as of 1 January 2016 for the exportation of used EE-products.

Note: An update of this article is pending. Please note that some terms and/or references may differ from the Movement of Goods Act and the Customs Duty Act that enters into force from the 1st of January 2023.

Anyone who wants to export used EE-products from Norway is required to comply with the testing, documentation and packaging requirements.

The burden of proof for whether the requirements for exporters of used EE-products have been satisfied lies with the exporters.

Among other things, the requirements are that:

  • The EE-products shall be packaged
  • Each EE-product shall be tested prior to exportation
  • The testing shall be documented and attached to each product.
  • The following documentation shall be enclosed with the consignment
    – Testing protocol and documentation of testing for all the products
    – Contract, invoice or other things that can document that the products are suitable for direct reuse
    – Declaration that the consignment does not contain waste

The Norwegian Environment Agency encourages the relevant actors to read the requirements in § 1-24 of the Waste Regulations (in Norwegian).

Read more at The Norwegian Environment Agency website here.

Waste Regulations partly in English