Frequently Asked Questions on the WEEE Directive 2012

The purpose of this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is to clarify certain aspects of the WEEE Directive, which entered into force on 13 August 2012 and which Member States were required to transpose into national law by 14 February 2014.

The document is principally intended to help competent public authorities and economic operators interpret the provisions of the Directive in order to ensure compliance with the Directive’s requirements. This FAQ document is considered to be a ‘living document’ and the Commission may update it as necessary in light of the experience with the implementation of the new Directive and any future requirements. Finally this FAQ document reflects the views of DG Environment and as such is not legally binding. The definitive interpretation of Union law is the sole prerogative of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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