That’s the number of environmental checks Dutch Customs officials will carry out this year on the instructions of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT, which resorts under the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment). The two organisations closely work together in monitoring the EU-cross-border transport, for example, of waste materials and dangerous and environmentally hazardous substances. The latter category includes ozone-depleting CFC’s and HFC’s, cadmium in products, heavy and toxic metals in household devices, mercury and consumer firework. On behalf of the ILT Customs officials check shipments which enter or leave the European Union. In other cases, Customs facilitate the own inspections of the ILT by making scanning equipment and inspection locations available.
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