New registration obligation for packaging in Spain

The Spanish packaging law obliges producers to register their packaging. Distributors from abroad must also register through an authorised representative if they sell packaged products in Spain.

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General Product Safety Regulation (EU) 2023/988 obliges
GPSR Risk Analysis Required

Mandatory for almost every product: According to the GPSR, producers must draw up technical documentation for the products they place on the market. The technical documentation must be based on an internal risk analysis.

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General Product Safety Regulation requires Responsible Person
EU Responsible Person Service for the GPSR and more

Since 16 July 2021, it is against the law to sell products with CE marking without a Responsible Person in the EU. In addition, a Responsible Person must also be specified in accordance with the General Product Safety Regulation (EU) 2023/988.

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Which WEEE Categories should be registered according to WEEE Directive?

Group 1. Temperature Exchange Equipment

Temperature exchange equipment (regardless of size) is electrical and electronic equipment that has integrated circuits that use other substances than water – e.g., oils, cooling and freezing agents or secondary materials, gas – for heating/cooling or dehumidification.

Group 2.Screens and Monitors

Screens and monitors are electrical and electronic equipment to display images and information on an electronic screen, no matter the size (or regardless of the size of the screen) of the screen. There are, also included in this category, equipment that comprises a screen with a surface of more than 100 cm2. This is only for electrical or electronic equipment that’s main purpose is to show images and information on their screens.

Group 3. Lamps

Lamps are equipment to create illumination (Sect. 3 No. 14 of the ElektroG). This includes lamps/illuminants as exchangeable electrical and electronic equipment that’s main purpose is use in luminaries. Lamps are mostly made from ceramic, glass, metal or plastic and have a standard base in accordance with CEI/IEC/DIN 60061-1 (e.g., with two metal pins, screw thread, two metal caps or bayonet) to allow exchanging the lamp without tools.

Group 4. Large Equipment

Equipment that has any external dimension longer than 50 centimeters: Electrical and electronic equipment with at least one exterior dimension longer than 50 cm but is not included in categories 1-3, since these categories are each more detailed.

Group 5. Small Equipment

Equipment without any exterior dimensions longer than 50 centimeters: Electrical and electronic equipment which longest external measurement is less than or equal to 50 cm, but is not included in categories 1-4 or 6, since these categories are each more detailed.

Group 6. Small IT and Telecommunication Equipment

Electrical and electronic equipment that is intended to be used to transmit, collect, store, process and show information (IT equipment) and electrical and electronic equipment used to electronically send signals – data, language and video – through space (Telecommunication equipment) which longest external measurement is less than or equal to 50 cm.

Consequences for Incorrect WEEE Registration

Prohibition of Sales

Prohibited from selling in relevant countries

Warnings and Fines:

A maximum fine of 100,000 euros


Confiscation of current sales profits


Refusing to pay the fine can lead to detention.

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