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Packaging Act: All deadlines and changes at a single glance

The Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register has now also published on its website an overview of the amendments to the Packaging Act since 3 July 2021 as well as on 1 January 2022 and 1 July 2022. The fact that a proper registration according to the Packaging Act, where required, is not only in the interest of the environment but also suitable for protection against admonitions, as shown by a current report released by the law firm Richard & Kempcke GbR.
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Powerbanks: Which is applicable, the Electrical Equipment Act or the Batteries Act?

All powerbanks (including those with additional functions) are subject to the German Batteries Act as equipment batteries. Powerbanks with additional functions, being electrical appliances (equipment containing batteries) are likewise subject to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act.
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Packaging Act Germany: Free riders become more apparent quicker

An interface now allows retailers and marketplaces to use the taxpayer reference number of producers and online retailers to quickly determine whether they are listed in the register. Free riders become more apparent quicker.
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Stricter market surveillance in the EU starting tomorrow

Tomorrow the new Market Surveillance Regulation will take effect throughout the EU. On Monday, 19.07.2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. (CET), our compliance experts Boris Berndt and Dr Martin Büscher from the company trade-e-bility will be available for an online advice session. On this occasion you will have the opportunity to discuss your problems and open questions concerning the Market Surveillance Regulation together with other traders and manufacturers concerned.
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Export to China: Free webinar on the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) system on 14th July 2021

CCC stands for China Compulsory Certification. The Chinese CCC serves to standardise product quality and is comparable to the European CE system. However, there are important differences to consider. In cooperation with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), the VERE Association will host a free CCC webinar on 14th July 2021.
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One third of all admonitions attributable to Packaging Act violations

“In May 2021, one third of all admonitions made known to the merchants’ association ‘Händlerbund’ were due to violations of the Packaging Act,” reported the Channelpartner portal on 7 July 2021. This finding is based on an assessment by the Händlerbund and features at the top of its list.
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France packaging act – latest developments

Following our previous newsletter article published on the 23rd March 2021, please find below the latest updates regarding the French packaging regulation, as a new related decree has recently been released.
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Pursuit of freeriders in Belgium

All producers placing portable, industrial and automotive batteries and/or accumulators on the Belgian market are legally obliged to collect used batteries and to provide further treatment for them. Bebat is actively searching for freeriders on the market aiming at convincing them to comply with their legal obligations.
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WEEE Switzerland: Public list of non-system participants

The SENS Foundation publishes a list of non-system participants on its website. The alternative to being publicly classified as a non-system participant is to join a voluntary system and make a financial contribution to the disposal structure in Switzerland.
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Bundesrat approves supply chain law

On June 25, 2021, the Bundesrat approved the Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains by waiving a conciliation procedure. It can now be forwarded to the Federal President for signature and pronounced in the Federal Law Gazette. It will largely enter into force on January 1, 2023 – and for individual provisions already on the day after its pronouncement.
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