Russia: Amended list of regulated narcotics, psychotropic substances and their precursors

As of 1 January 2019, the list of controlled narcotics, psychotropic substances and their precursors has been amended. The list of such substances and their precursors was adopted by Decree No. 681 of 30 June 1998. As a result of the amendments, several substances were added to List I and II.

List I (prohibited narcotic substances) was supplemented by the following positions:

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.