Imported Consignments Of E-Waste Producers To Be Released On Undertaking

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have announced a temporary extension for producers of Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE) regarding import clearances. This notice was issued on May 13, 2024.

The E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022, require producers of 106 specific EEE items to register on the CPCB’s E-Waste EPR Portal.

This registration is crucial for ensuring proper electronic waste management.

The notice explains that the E-Waste EPR Portal has been undergoing maintenance and upgrades from March 20, 2024, and is nearing full functionality. Therefore to avoid disruptions during this period, a temporary extension has been granted.

Producers of the 106 EEE items (listed in the schedule of the E-Waste rules) can get their imported consignments cleared by customs authorities until June 30, 2024.

To avail of this extension, producers must submit a signed undertaking in the prescribed format to the customs authorities. Additionally, proof of submitting this undertaking to the CPCB at is required.

All eligible producers, including importers, must obtain and submit an online EPR Registration Certificate to the customs authorities by June 30, 2024.

Effective e-waste management is essential for environmental protection and resource recovery. The E-Waste EPR system aims to promote responsible producer behavior and ensure proper electronic waste disposal.