The CBIC vide Instruction No. 1/2023 dated January 07, 2023 regarding the implementation of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 in supersession of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.
Reference is invited to D.O. No. 12/136/2021-HSM dated December 05, 2022 received from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi on the above-mentioned subject (copy enclosed).
Vide this D.O. dated December 05, 2022, it has been informed that the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 in supersession of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 vide notification dated November 02, 2022 (Copy enclosed) and these shall come in to force from April 01, 2023. New rules have introduced the concept of a modified Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and focus completely on a market based model and for procedures to be online and seamless.
It is also stated that Port and Custom Authorities have to take necessary action inter-alia to verify the import or export with respect to Extended Producer Responsibility, to Inform the Ministry and Central Pollution Control Board of any illegal traffic and take action against importer for violations under the Indian Ports Act, 1908 or the Customs Act, 1962. The duties and responsibilities of Port and Customs are prescribed in Schedule-V of the said rules.
It is requested that necessary action may be taken to sensitize officers under your jurisdiction about the duties and responsibilities cast upon them under these rules.
The Instructions can be accessed at: https://taxinformation.cbic.gov.in/view-pdf/1000456/ENG/Instructions