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Republic of Croatia. Workshop on Illegal Trafic Bratislava , 3 to 5 October 2006 Description of the Case of Illegal Traffic Authors: Vlasta Pašalić Anita Udovičić Melita Buljan. http:// www. mzopu .hr Republic of Croatia.

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Republic of Croatia

Workshop on Illegal Trafic

Bratislava, 3 to 5 October 2006

Description of the

Case of Illegal Traffic

Authors: Vlasta Pašalić

Anita Udovičić

Melita Buljan


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Contents of the Presentation:- Description of the case

- Inspection activities

- Involved governmental line bodyes

- Prosecution andpunishment


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Factual description of the case

  • Environmental inspection receivedinformationprovided by customs and competitive firm about shipment of waste from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Inspection outcame

  • Mutual joint inspection with Ministry of Finance – Customs
  • this was an attempt of illegal transport of hazardous waste which was declared as waste lead
  • in fact it was waste consisted of crushed lead-acidbatteries (EWC 16 06 01*, A1160)
lead b atteries

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lead batteries

Crushed lead-acidbatteries packed in plastic bags


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Relation to Basel Convention

In this case was contravened Basel Convention Art. 9.

par. 1. (a) without notification pursuant to the provisions of this Convention,

par. 1. (b) without the consent pursuant to the provisions of this Convention and

par. 1. (d) that does not conform in material way with the documents


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  • Environmental inspector ordered the shipment of waste to be returned to the state of dispatch (at the border crossing where the shipment of waste entered the Republic of Croatia)
  • Our Ministry informed competent authority in the state of dispatch

Inspection procedure


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  • According to the Art. 87. of the Waste Act Inspector brought misdemeanour chargebefore the competent authorities

Prosecution andpunishment


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Article 88

A legal person shall be fined for misdemeanours in the amount of HRK 300,000.00 to 700,000.00 (about 41.000 to 96.000 Euro) if:

- the legal person imports hazardous waste,

- the legal person imports waste for landfilling and use for energy purposes,

- the legal person imports non-hazardous waste, which cannot be recovered according to the provisions of this Act,

- the legal person imports non-hazardous waste without having obtained the decision prescribed by this Act,

- the legal person exports hazardous waste without having obtained the decision l referred to in Article 50 of this Act

- the legal person transits hazardous waste on the territory of the Republic of Croatia without having obtained the decision of the Ministry

- the legal person is engaged in exporting non-hazardous waste without the prescribed certificate from the Ministry on registry into the Register of exporters of non-hazardous waste

the prosecution lids misdemeanour court prosecution process is still ongoing

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- The prosecution lids Misdemeanour court.

- Prosecution process is still ongoing.