Frequently Asked Questions

Export Licenses: Packaging and Recycling Laws

Who is responsible for meeting the regulations?
The importer is generally responsible for meeting the recycling and packaging requirements of its country. However, U.S. exporters should be aware of the EU’s, Japan’s and other countries’ packaging and recycling regulations, as many foreign buyers will take into account the type of packaging your company is using for international shipments. U.S. companies may find themselves at a competitive disadvantage if their packaging material does not meet their buyers’ domestic standards.

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