Introduction of WEEE legislation in Moldova
Moldova has joined the ranks of non-EU countries to follow the example of the European Union with regards to WEEE legislation. Starting on January 1, 2019 producers of WEEE will be obligated to register with the Moldovan Ministry of Environment. Foreign distance sellers will also be regarded as producers, and therefore are also required to register.
Following this registration all producers and importers will be required to organize take-back of WEEE, either individually or collectively.
This new legislation mostly is in line with the WEEE directive of the EU. One major difference is the categorization used in the legislation. The proposed (and accepted) categories are the ten categories of the old WEEE directive, whereas the EU has already started the switch to six categories of the WEEE open scope.
If you are uncertain if this new legislation will affect your business, please contact our Environmental team! Our specialists will be very happy to help you with your environmental compliance questions.