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Bundesrat approves ElektroG amendment

Operators of electronic marketplaces and fulfilment service providers have another six months, until 1 July 2023, until they have to comply with the newly introduced mandatory verification of registration with the EAR foundation. The originally planned reclassification of boilers and hot water storage tanks, however, was cancelled by the government after protests from waste disposal companies and at the request of the Bundesrat.
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Mandatory labelling for B2B devices

EU law requires all devices, including those from the B2B sector, to be labelled accordingly.
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ElektroG testing obligation update

Alexander Goldberg, board of the EAR foundation, reported at the VERE e.V. panel event “The Future of Product Responsibility” that the current legislative proposal provides for a further extension of the transition period until 1 July 2023. At present, such mandatory verification continues to apply as of 1 January 2023 according to Section 46 (2) ElektroG 3.
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Quarterly fee for B2B and B2C registrations

The introduction of a quarterly fee for B2B and B2C registration holders is a novelty in the eighth ordinance amending the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act Battery Act Fee Ordinance (ElektroGBattGGebV) for the calendar year 2023.
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Check registration of boilers and hot water tanks

Please check your registrations and submit an appropriate registration application if necessary.
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take-e-way at the Greener Manufacturing Show

Take this opportunity to get answers to your questions on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Product Compliance and arrange your personal GMS trade fair appointment with us today.
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Nominate an authorised representative in Austria

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the free live webinar "Nominate an authorised representative in Austria – the get-e-right Austria solution" on Thursday, 3 November 2022 from 9 am (CET). The topics are: who is obliged, role of the authorised representative, the get-e-right solution. At the end of the webinar you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Feel free to recommend the webinar to your foreign partners.
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Approval for ElektroG Amendment

The objective of the amendment is to extend the transitional period for the inspection obligation for online marketplaces and fulfilment service providers, which will apply under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) from 1 January 2023, by six months until 1 June 2023.
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Seller Event in Berlin on 8 November

Your added value: Speakers from Amazon, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the EAR Foundation, the Packaging Register and many more will show you the future of product responsibility. The topics: WEEE, Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, Packaging Act, Battery Act, Supply Chain Act, Digital Product Passport, Ecodesign Regulation, Cybersecurity, Brexit, Product Safety Regulation and much more. This is your opportunity to establish contacts and talk to the makers of the requirements. Free of charge for customers of take-e-way and trade-e-bility as well as VERE members. Only a few places are still available.
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ElektroG applies to e-cigarettes, tobacco tax law for liquids

E-cigarettes require three registrations: As applicable, a WEEE or ElektroG registration is required for the vaporiser, a battery registration for the rechargeable battery, and a packaging law registration and licence for the packaging. The regulations under tobacco tax law regarding mandatory packaging, the prohibition of packaging and tying, as well as the use of tax stamps also apply without restriction to substitutes for tobacco products (liquids).
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