• accise e imposte di consumo,  circular economy,  compliance e AEO

    Italian plastic tax postponed to 1 july 2024

    The Italian law badget for 2024 entered into force on 1.1.2024 in the article n.1 paragraph n.44 postponed the entry into force of the plastic tax to 1.7.2024. The taxable products are the items that consist partially or completely of organic polymers of synthetic origin. In addition, such products that serve to enclose, protect or supply goods or foodstuffs and are not intended for reuse. The taxable entities are: a) importer; b) purcheser in Italy of goods manufactured into the EU and sold from one of the member states; c) producer. Finally, it is interesting to add that: the legislative goal is to promote the reduction in the production and…

  • circular economy,  free trade agreement

    Free trade agreement New Zealand-EU approved by European Parliament

    On 22 November 2023 the European Parliament approved the free trade agreement between the EU and New Zealand. Now, before entering into force, this agreement should be approved by all the Member states parliaments. As declared: “…“Today is a good day for the EU and global rule-based trade. Our vote is a very clear signal of our commitment to negotiating new EU free trade agreements, of which we have seen too few in this parliamentary term. While we live at different ends of the world, the EU and New Zealand are close, trusted, reliable and like-minded partners. Together, we are driving global rules-based trade forward against the backdrop of a…

  • circular economy,  energie rinnovabili

    Critical raw minerals and EU committee of Regions

    The Council of the European Union published on 27 July 2023 the opinion of the European Committee of the Regions on the critical raw materials act. About the trade, the European Committee of the Regions underlined that: “…To take account of possible technological and economic changes, the Commission should, in continuation of current practice, periodically perform an assessment based on data for production, trade, applications, recycling, sustainability and substitution for a wide range of raw materials to update the lists of critical and strategic raw materials reflecting the evolution in the economic importance and supply risk associated with those raw materials…”; “…The EU Supply Chain Act should also include the…

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO,  free trade agreement

    Batteries and UN regulations

    The international framework of the draft of  regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning batteries and waste batteries, amending Directive 2008/98/EC and Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repealing Directive  2006/66/EC, is made by the following regulations: United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact; the United Nations Environment programme (UNEP) Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products; the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy; the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct; the OECD Due…

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO,  free trade agreement

    AEO and obligations of importer of batteries

    According to the European batteries framework, the importers has to place on the market a battery which is compliant with Articles 6 to 10 and Articles 12, 13 and 14 of the regulation. In particular, before placing a battery on the market, importers shall verify that: the EU declaration of conformity and technical documentation referred to in Annex VIII (Conformity assessment procedures) have been drawn up and that the relevant conformity assessment procedure has been carried out by the manufacturer the battery bears the CE marking referred and is marked and labelled in accordance with Article 13; the battery is accompanied by the documents required pursuant to Articles 6 to…

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO,  free trade agreement

    Compliance, importer and battery extended producer responsability

    The new regulation on batteries lays down the definition of producer and extended responsability and provides with the following definitions: Producer is: any manufacturer, importer or distributor or other natural or legal person that, irrespective of the selling technique used, including by means of distance contracts, either: (a) is established in a Member State and manufactures batteries under its own name or trademark, or has batteries designed or manufactured and supplies them for the first time under its own name or trademark, including those incorporated in appliances, light means of transport or other vehicles, within the territory of that Member State; (b) is established in a Member State and resells…

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO,  free trade agreement

    Due diligence, AEO and batteries compliance

    The regulation of batteries imposes due diligence obligations on economic operators placing batteries on the market or putting them into service. It covers: all categories of batteries (portable batteries, starting, lighting and ignition batteries, SLI batteries, light means of transport batteries, LMT batteries, electric vehicle batteries and industrial batteries, regardless of their shape, volume, weight, design, material composition, chemistry, use or purpose. The batteries that are incorporated into or added to products or that are specifically designed to be incorporated into or added to products. The key principles are: sustainability, safety, labelling, marking and information to allow the placing on the market or putting into service of batteries within the…

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO,  free trade agreement

    Due diligence batteries, critical raw materials and AEO

    The draft of regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning batteries and waste batteries, amending Directive 2008/98/EC and Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repealing Directive  2006/66/EC will apply to: all categories of batteries placed on the market or put into service within the Union, regardless of whether they were produced in the Union or imported; regardless of whether a battery is incorporated into appliances, light means of transport or other vehicles or otherwise added to products or whether a battery is placed on the market or put into service within the Union on its own; regardless of whether a battery is specifically designed for a product or is…

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO,  energie rinnovabili,  free trade agreement

    EU regulation on batteries and waste of batteries: a new way for circular economy

    On 10 July 2023 the European Council adopted a new regulation (batteries and waste of batteries) that strengthens sustainability rules: for batteries; for waste batteries; This regulation covers all categories of batteries including: all waste portable batteries; electric vehicle batteries; industrial batteries; starting, lightning and ignition (SLI) batteries (used mostly for vehicles and machinery); batteries for light means of transport (e.g. electric bikes, e-mopeds, e-scooters). The regulation aims to: promote a circular economy by regulating batteries throughout their life cycle; sets targets for producers to collect waste; mandatoryminimum levels of recycled content; recycling efficiency target; from 2027 portable batteries incorporated into appliances should be removable and replaceable by the end-user, leaving…