The introduction of a recycling fee for imported electronics in the Russian Federation is possible by the end of next year. Russian industry consortiums came up with a corresponding initiative during a round table of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy, reports Parlamentskaya Gazeta.
“We propose to introduce protective measures or recycling collection for products according to five OKPD codes,” said Dmitry Klimov, head of the Professional Video Monitoring and Radio Communication Systems consortium, at the round table.
According to him, we are talking about computers, tablets, smartphones, image recording and playback equipment, as well as printed circuit boards.
It is proposed that the introduction of recycling collection will contribute to the development of domestic electronics manufacturers and reduce competition from Western companies.
It is reported that the initiative received support from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
“We are ready to support the consortium’s proposal. In our opinion, the industry needs it,” said Dmitry Plyasunov, head of the radio-electronic industry department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Digital Development, Maksut Shadayev, announced the possibility of introducing a recycling fee for foreign IT equipment in the Russian Federation next year.
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