Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled UK announces further import sanctions against Russia on 26 April 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.
The UK’s Plastic Packaging Tax becomes effective on 1 April 2022 and applies to plastic packaging in the UK that contains less than 30% recycled plastic content at a rate of GBP 200 per metric tonne. 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 by the UK government as a world leading measure and other jurisdictions are already putting in place similar regimes.