Upcoming SOIVRE, RoHS and WEEE import controls

By 16 March, 2022 Customs, Legislation, News

Between May and June 2022, we expect the implementation of a new type of import inspection by SOIVRE, with the aim of improving the protection of health and the environment and facilitating the revaluation and proper disposal of waste. of electrical and electronic equipment.

These controls will be applied to imports, being mandatory for release for free circulation, on different electrical devices, batteries and accumulators, in order to verify compliance with WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), RPyA (Waste batteries and accumulators), and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment).

Depending on the scope of application of each standard, the controls will essentially consist of verifying the registration in the corresponding registry, the technical documentation that certifies compliance, physical inspections and analytical tests will eventually be carried out.

The implementation of these new controls will be gradual, and computer tools are being enabled to streamline management.

SOIVRE informs us that when all the protocols and tools are up to date, information sessions will be organized for operators, importers and their customs representatives, prior to their implementation.

Until that moment arrives, from Grupo Raminatrans, continuing with our commitment to provide regulatory advice to our clients, we enclose a summary of the two different regulations, in which links are attached to access them and help pages of the European Union, as well as two official documents that we have received this week and that can be downloaded on the button that accompanies this information.

We hope you find it useful, for any questions that may arise, you can contact your sales representative and, of course, our Customs Department to clarify this and any other issue that may come up.