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EPR CLARIFICATION

Kind Attention: Custom/Port Authorities, State Pollution Control Boards, Pollution Control Committees, Manufacturers, Consumers and Bulk Consumers.

Sub: Clarification Regarding Non-Applicability of EPR Authorization under E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 as amended thereof - Regarding
A. EPR Authorization is NOT required in case;
1. The Electrical and Electronic Equipment (including their spare components, consumables) not listed in the Schedule-I E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.
2. The import of Electrical and Electronic Equipment is for the purpose of selling to EPR Authorized Producers.
Provided that the importer submits the following documents;
(i) copy of agreements with EPR Authorised Producers for whom the importer is importing.
(ii) Copy of EPR Authorisation of the Producer(s) for whom the importer is importing.
(iii) Letter from EPR-Authorised Producers that Importer is importing on behalf of EPR-Authorised Producer.

B. EPR Authorization is NOT applicable to;
3. Consumers or Bulk consumers if they import Electrical and Electronic Equipment for self or captive use.

Provided that the consumer or Bulk consumer submits Self–declaration on stamp paper declaring that EEE item being imported are intended for self or captive use and not for sale.
4. Manufacturers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (including their spare components, consumables) listed in the Schedule-I of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 if they are manufacturing and/or importing for the purpose of selling exclusively to EPR-Authorised producers.

Provided that the manufacturer submits the following documents;
(i) copy of agreements with EPR Authorised Producers for whom it is manufactured or imported.
(ii) Copy of EPR Authorisation of the Producer(s) for whom it is manufactured and / or imported.
(iii) Letter from EPR-Authorised Producers stating that the EEE is manufactured and/or imported on behalf of EPR-Authorised Producer.