The revised Regulated Recyclable Waste Responsible Enterprises Management Regulations (應回收廢棄物責任業者管理辦法) was announced by the EPA to simplify registration and reporting procedures. For responsible enterprises that pay less than NT$100,000 annually, the EPA will provide them with an assessed payment amount so they can report with a single click of the mouse from 1 July 2020. To encourage the use of such a system, a 5% discount will be provided if enterprises choose to use the assessed payment amount when reporting before the end of 2021.
The EPA stated that the revisions also lowered the threshold for installment payment from NT$300,000 to NT$100,000 and removed the requirements for submitting organization establishment verification documents, reporting forms or payment receipts when applying for new registrations, nullifying registrations or submitting annual reports. Since all this information can be inquired through the public systems of competent authorities responsible for registrations and permit issuance or the EPA database, responsible enterprises no longer need to submit them.
Responsible enterprises are those that manufacture or import the EPA listed and regulated items, such as containers, motor vehicles, lead acid batteries, tires, electric appliances (TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, and fans), electronics (notebook computers, tablets, hard disc drives, computer cases, motherboards, monitors, printers, power supply units, and keyboards), dry batteries, and light sources. Besides registration with the EPA, enterprises are required by the 30th of every odd month to report the operating (or importing) amount and pay the recycling and clearance fees.
Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 23 (7)
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)