Extended producer responsibility

KAZAKHSTAN: Revised Rules for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

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;

Russia: EPR – Revised procedure for charging the environmental charge

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.

Russia: EPR – Revised product fee rates

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).

Russia: EPR - Amended regulation on reporting of products released on the Russian market

As of 4 August 2018, manufacturers and importers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) are required to follow the revised procedure of annual reporting of products and packaging placed on the Russian market.

The amendments to the existing procedure clarify that the goods and packaging exported from Russia are not to be included into the total quantity of reported products.

Russia: Amended law on the environmental expert assessment

As of 28 December 2017, organisations planning any activity that is subject to the environmental expert assessment (i.e. any activity that has a potentially high environmental impact) are required to comply with the revised provisions governing the performance of environmental expert assessment.

Russia: Revised list of products subject to utilisation targets (extended producer responsibility)

Starting from 1 January 2018 manufacturers and importers of products included into the revised list of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) obligations are obliged to comply with the utilisation targets set for such products and packaging or to pay the environmental charge.

The adopted list replaces the list adopted by Government Direction No. 1886-p dated 24 September 2015.

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