As FBA Realtalk vividly shows in its new Youtube video (starting at minute 5:00), Amazon.de requires its sellers using the dashboard to provide the LUCID number for the “Packaging” category. It literally states: “Action required: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Germany: If you sell on Amazon.de, please enter your LUCID number for the “Packaging” category. Otherwise, Amazon will as of 15 June 2022, block offers that do not meet the guidelines.”
Further on in the video, starting at minute 6:00, the following information can be seen: “This applies to both primary packaging (i.e., the product packaging itself) and secondary packaging (i.e., transport packaging, including shipping by Amazon). For this reason, the last possible date for submitting your LUCID registration number […] is 14 June 2022.”
This procedure results from the amendment to the Packaging Act, according to which not only online dealers are required to prepare for stricter controls. The marketplaces have their own direct inspection obligations and must check whether their online retailers are complying with packaging law obligations. From July 2022, fulfilment service providers are also required to ensure that their principals behave in a legally compliant manner. In future, they will no longer be allowed to offer their services to customers who violate the Packaging Act. This is also what Amazon itself writes (see above video starting at minute 05:40): “As of 1 July 2022, Amazon is required by law to verify that you are compliant in Germany and, if necessary, suspend your non-compliant offers.”
Whoever is not yet registered with LUCID and does not want to be blocked must act immediately.
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