Romania has committed itself to implementation of EU legislation and
policies. One of the many activities of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce
and the Ministry of Environment and Water Management is to transpose and
implement the EU Directives governing the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The
transposed into Romanian legislation through Government Decision
No. 448/2005 (Pdf-En-222Kb)
and No. 992/2005 (Pdf-27Kb-En)
accompagnied by Ministerial Orders
No. 1225/2005 (Pdf-49Kb-En),
and 901/2005 (Pdf-15Kb-En).
The EU Directives and EU environmental policies state clearly that the
industry has to accept the responsibility for taking back and recycling
WEEE. This responsibility will be adopted in the Regulations and therefore
the Ministry seeks active participation of the industry for the
implementation of these Regulations.
The Government of the Netherlands has initiated a project aimed at
assisting the Romanian Government with the implementation of
the above-mentioned Directive. A Consortium led by
DHV is selected to carry out this project. The industry, that
is producers and importers of electrical
and electronic equipment, are invited to participate via working groups in
this project. On this website, progress of this project will be published, as
well as relevant documents, links to documents from the EU and others.
Dutch Pre-accession Programme (PSO)
The Netherlands supports candidate member states of the European Union in
their approximation efforts. Three Pre-accession Programmes are executed for
this purpose. Their common objectives are to support the public sector in
the candidate member states in the implementation of the Acquis and secondly
to establish lasting relationships between government institutions in The
Netherlands and the recipient countries.
One of the Pre-accession Programmes specifically aims at environmental
projects. In this Programme a project has been identified supporting the
Ministries of Economy and Commerce and Environment and Water Management in
Romania in establishing a system for the management
of Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The absence of regulated
collection and recycling systems, recognising producersí responsibility is
considered as the most relevant problem in view of this project.
In general terms the project aims at contributing to the accession of
Romania to the EU. It particularly focuses on Romania's obligation as a
candidate EU member, to make the necessary adaptations of its national
legislation regarding WEEE conform EU Directives 2002/96/EEC
and 2002/95/EEC (Pdf-95Kb-En)
and the development
of an institutional framework for the implementation.