Apr 2021

UK: New Producer Obligations for Packaging from 2022

On 07 , Apr 2021 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

According to the recent Finance Bill 2021, a new tax on plastic packaging will apply for packaging that contains less than 30% recycled plastic up from 1 April 2022. The value of the tax would be approximately £200 per tonne.   The tax will impact companies that manufacture or import plastic packaging in the UK. It will also apply to the import of ...


Mar 2021

Nordic and Baltic Countries Close Gaps in Copyright Levies

On 26 , Mar 2021 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

In quick succession, Denmark, Estonia and Latvia one after another significantly expanded the scope of copyright levies. With the corresponding legal changes, the countries' levy systems now cover all commercially available devices and storage media. The aim is to generate higher revenues for rights holders. The new regulations already apply in ...


Mar 2021

Green Dot: The French Administrative Court is suspending new labelling regulations

On 23 , Mar 2021 | In | By Ute Binder

The use of the Green Dot on packaging was intended to be subject to a penalty payment in France as of April 1, 2021. Recently however, the French Conseil d’État, the highest French Administrative Court, has granted urgent requests for the immediate suspension of the respective regulations. In the opinion of the legislator in France, the use of the ...


Mar 2021

We are hiring!

On 18 , Mar 2021 | In | By Lisa Schmidt

We are always looking for creative minds - people who are characterized by enthusiasm and inventiveness.   You want to change something, are motivated and committed? You want to create something, expand your skills and be successful? You look ahead and want to create sustainable solutions? Then you are exactly right for our company. We look ...


Feb 2021

New Copyright Levy Reporting Requirements in 2021

On 19 , Feb 2021 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

Numerous tariff changes for copyright levies came into force at the turn of the year. In addition, there are even more formal requirements that the obligated companies must be observing especially at this time of the year. As in many countries, the first sales figures of the year must be submitted on time, in the appropriate format to the ...


Feb 2021

UK: REACH Regulation after Brexit

On 10 , Feb 2021 | In | By Monika Srubarova

The EU REACH Regulation was brought into UK law on 1 January 2021 and is known as UK REACH. Companies supplying or purchasing substances, mixtures or articles to and from European Union, European Economic Area, Northern Ireland and Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) must now ensure to meet the relevant duties under both UK and EU REACH. ...


Feb 2021

ITI’s Environment & Sustainability Spring 2021 Meeting: March 16-17, 2021

On 08 , Feb 2021 | In | By Lisa Schmidt


Feb 2021

Saudi Arabia: Online registration of imported products becomes mandatory

On 04 , Feb 2021 | In | By Ute Binder

As early as 1 January 2021, products imported into Saudi Arabia have to be registered through the online platform SABER. The new requirement applies to products that are not regulated by any technical regulation in Saudi Arabia. In the past, imported products had to be registered, as well – the new element now is the registration via the online ...


Jan 2021

1cc - Team news

On 29 , Jan 2021 | In | By Lisa Schmidt

We are pleased to welcome three new colleagues. Diana Lippert joined the 1cc team in October 2020 as a Legal Counsel with focus on WEEE, batteries and packaging. Diana completed her Master's degree in European and International Business Law at the University of Kassel with a focus on European and International Environmental Law. Since November ...


Jan 2021

Great Britain: Restrictions of hazardous substances (RoHS) - selling goods

On 25 , Jan 2021 | In | By Monika Srubarova

It is only since 1 January 2021 that the United Kingdom formally left the EU market and the European CE framework was replaced by the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) regulations. In most cases, companies will be able to use the current CE mark until 1 January 2022. However, in certain cases involving conformity assessment, the new UKCA marking ...

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