Environment contribution on tyres is now defined by manufacturers and importers
The conversion (Law 35 of April 2012) of the simplification decree (Leg. Dec. 5 of 9 February 20125) has confirmed the amendment of article 228 (ELT management) of Leg. Dec. 152/2006.
In brief, the Law confirms that the manufacturers and importers of tyres or associated forms of the same will annually define the amount of the contribution on tyres. The contribution is, therefore, no longer defined by the Ministry, but the latter must be advised of the said amount and could request integrations and clarifications.
In detail, article 24 letter f) of the decree (as converted to Law) gives the amendments of Leg. Dec. 152 of 3 April (the so-called Environment Code): "at article 228, the following is inserted after paragraph 3: "3-bis. Manufacturers and importers of tyres and any associated forms of the same will annually determine the amount of the contribution necessary for fulfilling the obligations under paragraph 1 during the subsequent solar year and will advise the Ministry for the Environment, Territory and Sea of the same by 31 October of each year in addition to specifying the dues and costs that justify the amount of the contribution. If necessary, the Ministry for the Environment, Territory and Sea will request integrations and clarifications for the completion of the information that will be published also on its website by 31 December of the relevant year.
During the current solar year the manufacturers and importers of tyres or associated forms of the same may also re-determine the contribution requested for the current solar year”.