WEEE Regulations transposing the Recast were published in June 2014. However, WEEE compliance organisations are not operational as the 2004 eco-contribution remains in place.
The Eco-Contribution Act is in force since 1 September 2004 and enables the Commissioner of VAT to charge importers a tax on EEE placed on the market. It provides for the possibility of exemptions, but the conditions for exemption are not specified. Payment of the eco-contribution is due when products are placed on the market, which for imports is defined as when leaving the customs procedure.