Experts from the respective countries will explain for you which way the regulators in Germany, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and Latvia want to go.
In July 2020, the EU member states agreed to introduce a tax on unrecycled plastic packaging waste. The new “plastic tax” has been in force since January 1, 2021. It is paid by the member states and accrues to the EU as own funds.
The individual states have freedom of action when it comes to “refinancing” the taxes paid. The funds can come directly from the state budget, for example, or be passed on to manufacturers and/or consumers via new, national taxes.
It turns out that national refinancing is implemented in very different ways. While some countries are already preparing concrete legislative proposals to introduce a new plastic tax, others have announced that they do not want to introduce a new tax at all. In some member states, plastics have been taxed for decades.
Companies that manufacture, distribute or use plastic packaging should know what regulations and burdens they are facing. The heterogeneous development in the national implementation of the EU plastic levy in the various countries and markets in Europe harbors risks and requires a lot of research. With our seminar we give you valuable first-hand insights.
Chiara Mejnardi (Italy) - Plastic Tax in Italy. Focus: postponement to 2023 and other current developments. Lecture in English.
María Palacio Guillén (Spain) - Plastic tax in Spain. Focus: Ten-month moratorium until 2023 and other current developments. Lecture in English.
Aina Okseņuka (Latvia) - Latvian natural resources tax. Focus: Practical experiences from the packaging tax introduced in 1996 as a model for other countries? Lecture in English.
Lucy Healy (Great Britain). Focus: Introduction of the UK Plastic Packaging Tax on April 1st, 2022. Overview and obligations for importers. Lecture in English.
Dr. Karen Möhlenkamp and Bertil Kapff (Germany). Focus: Developments in Germany under the new federal government. Introduction of a national plastic tax according to the coalition agreement.
Regular participation fee: 200 € plus VAT. Participation is free for members of the dvi.