Mar 2022

United Kingdom: New Plastic Packaging Tax from 1 April 2022

On 30 , Mar 2022 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

In the United Kingdom, a new tax on plastic packaging will become due on 1 April 2022. The tax concerns packaging made of plastics containing less than 30 percent recycled material. The tax will affect companies that produce more than 10 tonnes of plastic packaging per year in the UK or import it into the UK. They will now have to pay £200 per ...


Mar 2022

ECJ Clears the Way for Copyright Levies on Cloud Storage

On 25 , Mar 2022 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) clarified an important question on copyright levies: those who privately store works in the cloud owe copyright levies to authors, producers and artists. As expected, the ECJ's interpretation of the question at hand appeared yesterday, 24. March 2022, (C-433/20). 1cc reported last September on the Advocate ...


Mar 2022

Copyright levies: New products and tariffs in Belgium

On 21 , Mar 2022 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

Following years of negotiations, matters have finally moved forward: the Royal decree amending the royal decree of 18 October 2013 relating to the right to remuneration for private copying is in place for the new copyright levy system in Belgium and the binding date for entry into force is 1. April 2022. Companies have to adjust their processes ...


Mar 2022

Denmark: Sales Volume Reports in the New Danish Copyright Levy-System

On 17 , Mar 2022 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

As previously announced, the new system for copyright levies in Denmark has come into force at the beginning of the year. It is time now for the practical implementation. Considering that many companies have opted for a quarterly reporting frequency, the first volume reports for the new scope will soon be due. Although the respective law was ...


Mar 2022

Germany: Next stages of the Packaging Act (VerpackG) come into force

On 09 , Mar 2022 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

Further obligations arising from the new Packaging Act (VerpackG) will come into force this year. These include new verification obligations and an extended registration requirement. New verification obligations since January 1, 2022 As of 1 January 2022, manufacturers of so-called B2B packaging, transport packaging, and additional outer packaging ...

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