E-Waste Management Rules, 2022

CPCB Allows Time Till 30 June for EPR Submission to Clear Pending Shipments against Undertaking

         as an interim arrangement till 30.06.2023, CPCB has requested that Customs authorities release the import consignments of above said 85 EEE items (as given in schedule to E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022), on submission of undertaking in the prescribed format

         submit the copy of online EPR Registration Certificate latest by 30.06.2023

         copy of the undertaking has already been mailed to CPCB's email-id (ewaste2.cpcb@gov.in) from the company authorised email id

         CPCB has requested that the import consignments of producers of 21 EEEs item (ITEW1 to ITEW16 & CEEW1 to CEEW5) whose Extended Producers Responsibility Authorization (EPRA) issued under the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 has expired may be released if they submit an acknowledgement from the CPCBs EPR Portal that they have applied at the EPR Portal along with the copy of the EPRA whose validity is over. These arrangements should also be continued till 30.06.2023.

[CBIC Instruction No. 16/2023 dated 17 May, 2023]

Subject: E-waste (Management) Rules 2022 - regarding release of imported consignments of producers of 85 EEEs items (ITEW 17 to ITEW 27, CEEW 6 to CEEW 19, LSEEW 1 to LSEEW 34, EETW 1 to EETW 8, TLSEW 1 to TLSEW6, MDW 1 to MDW 10 and LIW1 to LIW 2)

Reference is invited to the Board Instruction No. 1/2023-Customs dated 07.01.2023 with respect to the compliance required under E-Waste Management Rules, 2022 w.e.f. 01.04.2023 and related letters from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) vide File No. CP-22/25/2023-WM-III-HO-CPCB-HO dated 13.04.2023 and 09.05.2023 (copies enclosed).

2.1 Vide above-said lett rs, CPCB has informed of certain difficulties faced by producers (which includes importers) in registering on CPCB's EPR Portal (which is under up-gradation).

2.2 Hence, as an interim arrangement till 30.06.2023, CPCB has requested that Customs authorities release the import consignments of above said 85 EEE items (as given in schedule to E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022), on submission of undertaking in the prescribed format (enclosed in letter dt. 13.04.2023) as follows:

a. to submit the copy of online EPR Registration Certificate latest by 30.06.2023

b. that copy of the undertaking has already been mailed to CPCB's email-id (ewaste2.cpcb@gov.in) from the company authorised email id.

3. Further, CPCB has requested that the import consignments of producers of 21 EEEs item (ITEW1 to ITEW16 & CEEW1 to CEEW5) whose Extended Producers Responsibility Authorization (EPRA) issued under the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 has expired may be released if they submit an acknowledgement from the CPCBs EPR Portal that they have applied at the EPR Portal along with the copy of the EPRA whose validity is over. These arrangements should also be continued till 30.06.2023.

4. It is requested that concerned officers and Trade under your jurisdiction may be sensitized on the above communication and take appropriate action.

5. The difficulties, if any, in the implementation of this Instruction may be brought to the notice of the Board.

F. No. 401/03/2023-Cus-III