Jul 2021

New EU Market Surveillance Regulation: More obligations for economic operators

On 20 , Jul 2021 | In | By Ute Binder

The new EU Market Surveillance Regulation 2019/1020 came into force on July 16, 2021. It replaces the market surveillance regulations under Regulation (EC) 765/2008. The new regulation is intended to harmonize and strengthen market surveillance in Europe. Amongst some of the main elements in focus are: Customs authorities to monitor and ensure ...


Jul 2021

ECHA added 8 new substances to the REACH Candidate List

On 09 , Jul 2021 | In | By Ute Binder

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the new REACH candidate list on July 8, 2021. Eight Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the list. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorization now contains 219 substances. Some of the newly added substances are used as solvents, flame retardants or in the ...


Jul 2021

Germany: Amendment to the Packaging Act

On 01 , Jul 2021 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

On 3 July 2021, the amendment to the Packaging Act (VerpackG2) will come into force. Amongst others, the amendment prescribes New information and verification obligations for final packaging distributors that are not subject to system participation such as transport packaging. New verification and documentation requirements on the fulfillment of ...


Jun 2021

1cc free webinar: New Regulations and Special Requirements through Copyright Levies

On 14 , Jun 2021 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

Against the background of the need for state aid for many professions and businesses in Corona times, the existing financing instruments came into focus. Private copying levies have always been part of this, they are an important source of income for authors and rights holders all over the world. Accordingly, in the last year, levy systems have ...


Jun 2021

The new "ElektroG3" brings additional obligations for producers

On 10 , Jun 2021 | In | By Ute Binder

The "First Act to Change the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act", the so-called "ElektroG3", was published on May 27, 2021, in the German Federal Law Gazette. The new law will enter into force on January 1, 2022. The „ElektroG3" brings significant changes for producers and dealers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), as well as the ...


May 2021

Switzerland: Draft ordinance on due diligence published

On 27 , May 2021 | In | By Katharina Rehders

A Swiss draft ordinance was published in April 2021. The draft addresses due diligence and transparency for minerals and metals from conflict-affected areas and child labor. While still under consultation, the law is expected to come into force on January 1, 2022. According to the draft, all companies based in Switzerland that import or process ...


Apr 2021

1cc free webinar: Draft regulation of the EU Commission on a new battery regulation

On 27 , Apr 2021 | In | By Delia Zuniga

On December 10, 2020, the European Commission proposed to modernize the EU legislation on batteries, which is among the actions of the new Circular Economy Action Plan. The proposal aims to ensure that only the greenest, best performing, and safest batteries, throughout their entire life cycle, make it onto the EU market. 1cc GmbH invites you to ...


Apr 2021

Czech Republic: “Visible Fee” has to be displayed on invoices for EEE

On 26 , Apr 2021 | In | By Diana Berrer

In Czech Republic, a mandatory “visible fee” for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) was introduced by the new End of life product Act No. 542/2020: As of January 1, 2021, producers, distributors and retailers of any EEE - non-household equipment included - must display the costs for take-back and recycling of EEE in a separate line on the ...


Apr 2021

We are hiring!

On 21 , Apr 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 ...


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 ...

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