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 ...


Jan 2022

1cc free Webinar: 1 year of SCIP obligation – What you need to know

On 31 , Jan 2022 | In | By Lisa Schmidt

In this webinar, we provide you with an overview of the SCIP developments since it entered into force on January 5, 2021. You will also learn about the obligation and background itself, as well as gaining insights about difficulties and tips for being able to deal with the obligation. Date: 23/February/2022 Time: 04:00 PM (CEST) Language: English ...


Jan 2022

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: New implementation and transition deadlines for RoHS

On 28 , Jan 2022 | In | By Liliane Buhociu

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published an announcement in the Saudi official gazette no. 4917, on 14. January 2022 introducing new implementation deadlines for the electrical and electronic product groups under the Technical Regulation for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic ...


Jan 2022

Switzerland: New Ordinance on Conflict Minerals and Child Labor

On 26 , Jan 2022 | In | By Katharina Rehders

The "Ordinance on Due Diligence and Transparency in the Sectors of Minerals and Metals from Conflict Areas and Child Labour" (VSoTr) came into force in Switzerland on January 1, 2022. Affected companies are granted a transition period of one year. Among others, the new regulation provides for comprehensive due diligence and reporting obligations ...


Jan 2022

UK: Obligations for distributors of electrical and electronic equipment

On 21 , Jan 2022 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

Over and above their obligations as producers, companies selling electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to private end customers in the UK may be confronted with additional obligations for take-back of WEEE in their power as distributors. In general, distributors have to offer their end customers a free-of-charge option for the return of WEEE. ...


Jan 2022

ECHA added four new SVHC to the Candidate List

On 18 , Jan 2022 | In | By Monika Srubarova

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the new REACH Candidate List on January 17, 2022. Four Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the list due to their toxicity on reproduction, their PBT and their endocrine disrupting properties. The Candidate List of SVHC, which may require authorization in the future, now contains ...


Jan 2022

Green prospects for 2022 - the carbon footprint for more sustainability

On 17 , Jan 2022 | In | By Katharina Rehders

Reducing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) has become an important goal for more and more companies as part of their sustainability strategy. Many global players have already committed to reducing their emissions, or even becoming carbon neutral in the next few years. The carbon footprint is a good start and can support in this ...


Dec 2021

New Copyright Levy System in Belgium

On 21 , Dec 2021 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

Next year, there will not only be new copyright levies in Belgium, but the levy system will be completely revised. The final adoption of the new Royal Decree by the Council of State is scheduled for 1 March 2022. However, the preliminary new list of leviable products is already known. The most notable aspects are: The current astonishingly reduced ...


Dec 2021

1cc free webinar: Shipping electronic waste across borders - Rules and Options

On 16 , Dec 2021 | In | By Lisa Schmidt

This webinar provides an overview of the applicable regulations when waste – specifically WEEE – needs to be moved across borders, e.g. to a recycling facility abroad. Get an insight into today's and upcoming rules and constraints, and how they differ for hazardous and non-hazardous (electronic) waste.   Date: 20/January/2022 Time: 04:00 PM (CEST) ...

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