As of 21 February 2021 and until 21 August 2021, organisations importing certain types of packaging into the Republic of Belarus are required to obtain an importation licence.
The types of packaging the import of which requires a licence are those with the following customs tariff codes (TN VED codes):
4819 10 000 0;
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
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 of products subject to recycling after the loss of their consumer properties (e.g. electronic equipment, cardboard and paper packaging and textile products) within the extended producer responsibility framework, might soon be able to submit the environmental charge calculation reports in electronic form online.
The proposed draft Decree would add several types of products and packaging to the list of products and packaging subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR). In particular, draft Decree would add the following types of products and packaging to the list: