The guide refers to the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) and the Waste Catalogue. It contains descriptions and procedural aids for the implementation of the European legal framework and thus for the correct classification of waste (e.g. identification and evaluation of hazardous properties). For example, the guide identifies approval procedures as a relevant field for companies.
The announcement of the EU Commission in the Official Journal of the European Union can be found here.
Source: DIHK – ECOPOST/ Neues rund um Umwelt, Energie, Klima und Rohstoffe, July 2018