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BIS consultation on Dual Use

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has circulated a proposal to amend existing statutory guidance in response to the European Commission’s FAQ document on the Recast Directive.

While the EC’s FAQs are non-statutory they do have a great deal of influence over the stance taken within each Member State. While the UK’s assessment of whether an item of EEE is ‘B2B’ or B2C’ is linked to the nature and quantity (as per the original Directive) the EC position now rests purely on nature (e.g. an item used both in the home and in a business environment would be viewed as B2C).

We feel that it is imperative to represent Producers’ views in this consultation as we have members whose products are clearly destined for B2B markets but who could, without careful consideration by UK government, be paying a proportion of the costs of B2C WEEE collected from local authorities. The brief consultation finishes on 11th July.


Robbie Staniforth

Head of innovation and policy

Robbie is Head of policy and innovation at Ecosurety. Having spent the past few years building an intimate understanding of the industry’s policies and politics, he uses this knowledge to help shape new legislation and develop new services. He is a spokesperson for the company and regularly uses his influence to communicate the importance of environmental responsibility to external stakeholders.


Written by Robbie Staniforth Published 18/06/2014 Topics Compliance

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