Export exemptions

Packaging that is exported (with waste managed abroad) are no longer the responsibility of CONAI and are therefore exempt from the Environmental Contribution. CONAI provides for two exemption procedures:

  • an ordinary procedure (ex post) that consists of documenting the final total of exported quantities (by single material) and requires reimbursement of the Environmental Contribution paid for these quantities;
  • a simplified procedure (ex ante) that consists of preventive determination of the export quantities per single material over the course of the calendar year and does not require payment of the Environmental Contribution on this amount.

For those companies that are both importers and exporters of packaging/packaged goods, there is also an import/export compensation procedure as an alternative to the two previous procedures. For further information please see Guide to CONAI membership and EPR fee application.