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Glossary and abbreviations

ATF

Authorised Treatment Facility, as defined in the ELV Directive

CoD

Certificate of Destruction, as defined in the ELV Directive

COMEXT

Statistical database on trade of goods managed by Eurostat

Commission
decision on annual ELV reporting

Commission Decision 2005/293/EC of 1 April 2005 laying down detailed rules on the monitoring of the reuse/ recovery and reuse/ recycling targets set out in Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of life vehicles

Council Directive 1999/37/EC

Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles

Directive 2014/46/EU

Directive 2014/46/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles

EC

European Commission

ELV

End-of life vehicle, as defined in the ELV Directive

ELV Directive

Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles

EUCARIS

European Vehicle and Driving Licence Information System

EU

European Union consisting of 28 Member States

Export/ Import  of used vehicles

A vehicle running in a foreign country with registration plates from the country of origin is not considered as exported unless it is re-registered in the country of destination. Most MS apply the rule that all residents must register their vehicles in the country of their main residence.

Extra-EU trade

Refers to transactions with all countries outside of the EU: the rest of the world except for the EU.

FTS

Foreign Trade Statistics

IDIS

International Dismantling Information System

IMPEL

European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law

Intra-EU trade

Refers to transactions occurring within the EU.

LoW List of waste

MS

Member State of the European Union; currently 28

POPs

Persistent organic pollutants

Registration/
de-registration/  re-registration

These terms are not applied in the same manner across the EU and within different domains (e.g. vehicle registration according to Article 3(1) of Directive 1999/37/EC and ELV treatment according to Article 5(3) of Directive 2000/53/EC). Definitions for the purpose of this questionnaire:

     
    • ‘Registration’ should be understood as the administrative authorisation for the entry into service in road traffic of a vehicle, involving the identification of the latter and the issuing to it of a serial number, to be known as the registration number[1]. ‘Registration’ is applied for the first registration of a vehicle;
     
    • ‘Re-registration’ is applied for two cases: 1) when a vehicle is temporarily de-registered (see below) and registered again in the same country;  2) when a vehicle is transferred to another country and re-registered in this new country.   
     
    • ‘De-registration’ should be understood as a ‘cancellation of a registration’, which means the cancellation of a Member State’s authorisation for a vehicle to be used in road traffic[2].
     
    • ‘Temporary de-registration’[3] means that a vehicle is temporarily (for certain limited time) either fully or in limited manner not permitted to be used in road traffic. ‘Temporary de-registration’ is typically applied by dealers when they keep used vehicles on private ground (in this case vehicles may obtain special dealer plates) but also can be applied by private person in order to avoid paying tax for a vehicle when the vehicle is not in use
    • ‘Permanent cancellation of registration’ occurs when a vehicle has been treated as an ELV[4]. A Certificate of Destruction (CoD) is a condition for de-registration of the ELV[5]. ‘Final de-registration’ is used as a synonym term.
     
Regulation (EC)
No. 1013/2006

Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste

Vehicle parc

European vehicle stock or vehicle fleet

 


[1]    Article 2(b) of Council Directive 1999/37/EC; OJ L 138, 1.6.1999, p. 57

[2]    Article 2(f) of Council Directive 1999/37/EC; OJ L 138, 1.6.1999, p. 57

[3]    Recital 17 of the ELV Directive; OJ L 269, 21.10.2000, p. 34: This Directive does not prevent Member States from granting, where appropriate, temporary de-registrations of vehicles. However, the term ‘de-registration’ is not defined in Council Directive 1999/37/EC; OJ L 138, 1.6.1999, p. 57

[4]    Article 3a(3) of Council Directive 1999/37/EC; OJ L 138, 1.6.1999, p. 57

[5]    Article 5(3) of the ELV Directive; OJ L 269, 21.10.2000, p. 34