All waste for disposal and recovery that is to be shipped across national borders must in principle be notified. The only exception is waste for recovery, which is listed in Annexes III, IIIA and IIIB as well as V Part 1 List B of the VVA and is to be shipped within the EU. This exception also applies to the import and partly to the export of waste from or to EFTA States (Iceland, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein), to States that have ratified the Basel Convention, and to most of the States Parties to OECD Council Decision C(2001)107. Only the so-called "general information obligations" apply to this waste. For the types of waste listed below, the notification procedure does not have to be carried out for certain shipments, but the "general information obligations" in accordance with Article 18 of the VVA apply. The completed form in accordance with Annex VII of the VVA must be carried with you when transporting waste. Furthermore, a contract must be concluded between the person who initiates the shipment and the consignee, which must be effective at the beginning of the shipment and which must meet the requirements of Article 18 paragraph 2 VVA in terms of content. If the shipment fails or is illegal, the operator of the shipment must take back or otherwise recover the waste at his own expense. He undertakes to do so in the contract. It also undertakes, if necessary, to temporarily store the waste (see also Article 18 paragraph 2 VVA). It is recommended to carry the contract with you during transport.