Electronic waste is defined as specific listed items containing electronic components, fragments, or subcomponents, including but not limited to: computers and related equipment; data center equipment; mobile computers; televisions; video devices; consumer electronics; and navigation devices. Exemptions include: electronic parts from motor vehicles; and electronics that have a low-risk of being counterfeit, electronics that have been tested, used and are working, and electronics that have been recalled.
The Bill provides a general prohibition on persons and entities exporting or reexporting electronic waste. Exporting or reexporting exempt electronic waste may occur only if the following requirements are met:
- Registration on a publicly available registry maintained by the Secretary of Commerce;
- Filing each transaction in an automated system with the following details:
- Description of type and total quantity of exempted items;
- Name of each country receiving the waste for reuse or recycling;
- Name of ultimate consignee to receive the items for reclamation or reuse; and
- Declaration that the consignee has the required permits resources etc. to manage the waste and prevent its release as counterfeit goods.
- Compliance with existing export laws and applicable international agreements; and
- Declarations containing specific information about the waste such as registration and description of contents.