Amazon: Applying for your EPR number

At present, uncertainties generally arise in relation to what Amazon refers to as “EPR numbers”. These actually are the official registration numbers or membership numbers of the take-back system.

As reported in our article of 7 September 2021, Amazon is currently contacting sellers who were identified by Amazon as manufacturers and who sell to Germany and/or France concerning the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations.

In this context, uncertainties regularly arise in relation to what Amazon refers to as “EPR numbers”.

In fact, these are the official registration numbers or membership numbers of the take-back system. At present, only a membership number is valid in France, but in Germany an official registration number is necessary as proof.

This will change in France from 2022. A UIN (Unique Identification Number) is to be assigned at the beginning of the year and made available to each registered manufacturer for each waste stream.

On the way to obtaining this very important evidence for you, take-e-way will be pleased to assist you, ensure your proper registration and provide you with all relevant information in the customer portal in the future.

Should you have any questions on your registration or your obligations in the 35 countries we serve, please do not hesitate to contact Florian Spreu at +49/40/750687-159 or by e-mail: international@take-e-way.de.

For more information on our international compliance services related to the placing on the market of electronic equipment, batteries/accumulators and packaged products or packaging, please click here: https://www.take-e-way.com/services/international-compliance/

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