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WEEE compliance fee proposal confirmed for 2017

1st February 2018

Cherry Whittaker

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have confirmed that the WEEE compliance fee proposal submitted by JTA has been  selected for the 2017 compliance period

A WEEE compliance fee is the mechanism which allows Producer Compliance Schemes to achieve compliance if they have not met their collection targets in a compliance year. A consultation was released in October 2017 which invited comment on two proposed mechanisms for managing the fee. It has now been confirmed that the the proposal submitted by the Joint Trade Association (JTA) will run the fee.

The option of a fee was introduced with the WEEE Recast in 2013 and in every subsequent previous year a compliance fee has been approved. However, for the 2017 compliance year, Minsters have approved the JTA's WEEE compliance fee proposal. Click here to read our news story providing full details about the consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2017 and the proposal which has been chosen.