Georgia has recently changed the law so that producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) can only place on the market or import EEE into Georgia if they are a member of a producer compliance scheme.
When importing goods, the Customs Department of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia is obliged to request documents from the producer to confirm its membership of a compliance scheme.
Moreover, distributors of EEE are prohibited from placing on the market products supplied by producers that are not registered on the EPR register and are not members of a compliance scheme.
These changes stem from the following resolution which entered into force in Georgia on 19 May 2021: “Resolution on Amendment of Resolution No. 326 on Approval of Technical Regulations on the Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, 2020, No. 226.”
The provisions took effect from 1 July 2022.