Packaging and Labeling in Italy

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This report provides an overview of legislation of Italy that imposes obligations with respect to packaging of electrical and electronic equipment and other products.

In 1994, the EU adopted the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EEC (the "Directive"), which partly harmonizes Member States' national packaging legislation. The Directive imposes design, take-back and information requirements on packaging.

Italy transposed the Directive through the Legislative Decree of 5 February 1997, nr. 22, the "Ronchi" Decree," and the Legislative Decree 152/2006 of 3 April 2006, which recasted the Ronchi" Decree (the "Packaging Act"). This transposition appears to be consistent with the Directive.

This report provides an overview of the national provisions that differ from or complement the Directive, including where the Directive leaves discretion to the Member States. For a detailed discussion of the Directive, including the definition of packaging, see the subject report on Packaging and Labeling in European Union.

Note that additional chemical restrictions may also be imposed on packaging by the REACH and the POP Regulations. For substance-specific information, please refer to the EU Restricted Substance Database. Please also refer to the subject report on Restricted Substances Overview in European Union.


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