How does the export refund scheme work?
In case customers of Dutch producers and importers that are members of OPEN buy EEE and subsequently export such EEE, while a waste-management fee on this EEE has been or is being paid to OPEN through the Dutch producer/importer, this situation refers to an unjustified levy. This EEE will most likely not end up in the waste phase in the Netherlands after the end of its life cycle. As a result, no costs are incurred for collection and appropriate processing. In that case, a partial refund of the waste-management levy (export refund) may be made. Qualifying manufacturers can apply for the Export Refund Scheme at any time of the year. The Export Refund Scheme can be used to declare, every six months, the EEE effectively exported during the previous six months. For more information on the Export Refund Scheme click here. Make sure that you meet the conditions. For the Control Protocol click here. You can register with the Producers Services department via e-mail.