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The UK’s Plastic Packaging Tax (“PPT“) that has taken effect on 1 April 2022 and applies to plastic packaging in the UK that contains less than 30% recycled plastic content at a rate of £200 per metric tonne. You can access our recent webinar on PPT here. The tax is aimed at encouraging the use of more sustainable plastic packaging, increasing the use of recycled plastic and helping to reduce plastic waste. The PPT has been promoted…

Baker McKenzie’s Import and Trade Remedies Blog has published a new post on the United Kingdom’s Plastic Packaging Tax (“PPT”) that will take effect on 1 April 2022.  This tax will be payable by manufacturers and importers of plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled plastic content.  Downstream businesses that buy plastic packaging on which the tax should have already been paid may be found jointly and severally liable for any unpaid tax.  With that,…

On 15 September, during the 2021 State of the Union Address, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the European Commission’s intention to introduce a ban on the import of products made with forced labour into the EU market. In her Address, the Commission President noted that there are “25 million people…who are threatened or coerced into forced labour” and that “doing business around the world…can never be done at the expense of people’s…

In recent years, we have seen a seismic shift globally towards offences aimed at combatting corruption, fraud, tax evasion and money laundering. The UK’s new corporate criminal offence of the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion (the “CCO”), which entered into force on 30 September 2017, is yet another targeted tool being employed by the UK government and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) to bolster existing anti-bribery, corruption and money laundering offences.…