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Macedonia: New battery law enters into force from January 2012

Macedonia is a candidate for membership of the European Union. In preparation for its potential membership, Macedonia is required to implement EU legislation. Batteries Law 140/2010 lays down battery producer responsibility for producers and importers in Macedonia.

The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning will maintain a register of producers. Producers have 3 options to comply:

  • through an approved individual system;
  • through an approved collective system or;
  • by paying the battery fee to the treasury.

The approved systems must reach certain collection targets, if these targets are not reached producers must pay double the battery fee on the difference between the target and the actual rate achieved.

Producer registration is already open, untill now only 3 battery producers have registered.

Source: WCO, 14 September 2011

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