International Activities of the Czech Environmental Inspectorate
In direct connection with their scope of activities the Ispection participates in many international activities. More detailed information about these activities to be found in a part Foreign Relations.
The most important activities include international co-operation in enforcement of the environmental law. In particular, engagement of the Czech Environmental Inspectorate in the environmental network of the EU and accession countries - IMPEL, where the selected employees of the Czech Environmental Inspectorate take part in implementation of the European Environmental Legislation.
Furthermore, the Czech Environmental Inspectorate plays an important role in work of international commissions for protection of the Elbe and the Oder. Within this commission the Czech Environmental Inspectorate assures a function of international warning headquarters for the Elbe protection.
A lot of regional inspectorates co-operate with similar organizations in neighbour countries within their regions.
The Waste Management Department of the Czech Environmental Inspectorate is engaged in checking import and export of hazardous wastes (TFS - Transfrontier Shipment of Waste).
Since 1997 the Nature Protection Department of the Czech Environmental Inspectorate has ensured an emergency service for inspecting the international trade with endangered species of plants and animals and for exchanging information about such a trade with the CITES
signatory countries. Within the expert subgroup of Interpol (Wildlife Crime) the Inspectorate is entrusted with co-ordination of this co-operation within the European Subgroup.