As of 1 January 2021, importers and manufacturers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (including electrical and electronic equipment, batteries, textiles and packaging) as well as manufacturers’ associations are required to submit the relevant yearly reporting in accordance with the revised procedure. The report must contain information about products released on the Russian market during reporting year, the fulfilment by a particular importer or manufacturer of the set utilisation / recycling targets for wastes that in
Extended producer responsibility
As of 1 January 2021, the list of products subject to the extended producer responsibility in Russia has been revised. The revised list was adopted by Governmental Direction No. 3721-r of 31 December 2020.
The revised list includes 40 product groups and 10 groups of packaging – 50 groups in total (previously – 46 product groups and 8 groups of packaging – 54 groups in total).
Importers and manufacturers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) and recycling targets (e.g. electronic equipment, textiles and some types of packaging) will have to submit the environmental charge calculation form in accordance with the rules adopted by Order No. 920 of 13 July 2020.
Manufacturers and importers pf products subject to the extended producer responsibility in Kazakhstan are required to comply with the revised version of the Rules on EPR obligations, including management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries and packaging.
The EPR obligations arise:
- For manufacturers – from the moment a finished product has been recorded as such in the manufacturer’s internal records;
As of 4 September 2018, manufacturers and importers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) must follow the revised procedure for calculating and paying the environmental charge. The said manufacturers and importers are required to pay the environmental charge if they do not themselves perform the utilisation (reuse, recycling, recovery etc.) of the products subject to the EPR they place on the Russian market.
As of 10 November 2018, importers and manufacturers of products subject to recycling, reuse and recovery (utilisation) are required to pay the revised fee rates if they do not perform utilisation of these products (i.e. either themselves or by joining a compliance scheme or by entering into a contract with a waste disposal operator). The fees will apply to products placed on the market as of 2018 within the framework of extended producer responsibility (EPR).