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Extension Granted for Import Consignments Release under
E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022


In a recent development, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, in collaboration with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), has issued a crucial notification regarding the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022. This notification grants an extension for the release of imported consignments for Producers of 106 Electrical and Electronic Equipments (EEE) items until 30th June 2024.


The E-Waste (Management) Rules 2022, which came into effect on 1st April 2023, necessitate Producers of 106 EEEs to register on the CPCB's E-Waste Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Portal. However, due to ongoing maintenance and upgrades of the E-Waste EPR portal since 20th March 2024, full operational status is expected to be achieved soon.

Extension Granted

Recognizing the challenges posed by the ongoing maintenance and upgrades of the EPR portal, the Ministry, in collaboration with the CPCB, has decided to extend the release of imported consignments for these EEEs items until 30th June 2024. This extension provides crucial relief to eligible producers, including importers, allowing them adequate time to comply with the registration requirements.

Submission Requirements

To avail of this extension, eligible producers must submit a copy of the online EPR Registration certificate to the Customs Authority by the aforementioned deadline. Additionally, they are required to provide an undertaking, along with proof of submission, to the CPCB at ''.


In conclusion, the extension granted for the release of imported consignments under the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022, is a proactive measure taken by the Ministry and the CPCB to facilitate compliance among Producers of 106 EEEs items. This extension period until 30th June 2024 offers a window of opportunity for stakeholders to ensure seamless adherence to regulatory requirements