Russ LaMotte Speaking on Association of Corporate Counsel Asia-Pacific Interest Group Webcast about New Product and Waste Related Rules in India

Russ LaMotte, a principal in Beveridge & Diamond's Washington, DC office, will participate in a webcast presented by the American Corporate Counsel (ACC) entitled "APAC: Dealing With Expanding Product and Waste Requirements in Asia: The India Example." This webcast will present an overview of the three product- and waste-related environmental rules India recently introduced and how requirements like these are expanding throughout Asia. India, for example, has released three significant new environmental rules affecting products and wastes:

  1. An overhaul of their E-Waste Rule, which provides a number of market-access requirements for electronics and IT equipment.
  2. An overhaul of their Hazardous Waste Rule, which dramatically changes their classification criteria for defining a “waste,” determining when a waste is hazardous, and setting rules for the import and export of used equipment intended for repair, refurbishment and reuse (providing significant opportunities for protectionist measures disguised as environmental requirements). 
  3. An overhaul of their Plastics Waste Rule, which, depending on how it is implemented, could set new and challenging compliance requirements for any company that imports a product that is packaged in plastic upon import, as well as for the use of plastic in manufacturing and distribution operations in India. 

Beveridge & Diamond is proud to sponsor ACC's Environmental & Sustainability Committee. As the committee sponsor, we present monthly "Legal Quick Hit" webcasts. Click here for more information and to register. For non-ACC members, please contact Nathan Darling to register.