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Authorised representative becomes mandatory in Austria

Similar to the extended producer responsibility for electrical/electronic equipment and batteries, the new provisions of the law will require all non-Austrian companies (both in the EU and outside the EU), who sell directly to private end-users, to appoint an authorised representative for their put on market packaging starting 1st January 2023.

Please take note of the following changes resulting from the new provisions of the Waste Management Act together with the Packaging Ordinance in Austria that will require action.

Appointment of an authorised representative for packaging starting 1st January 2023:

Similar to the extended producer responsibility for electrical/electronic equipment and batteries, the new provisions of the law will require all non-Austrian companies (both in the EU and outside the EU), who sell directly to private end-users, to appoint an authorised representative for their put on market packaging starting 1st January 2023. Companies in an EU-member State, who would voluntarily take over the responsibility of licensing the packaging delivered to commercial end-users as well as Austrian resellers, can only do so if they appoint an authorised representative.

Companies who are based in a non-EU-Member State cannot take-over the responsibility of licensing the packaging delivered to Austrian resellers. In this case, the obligation to license the packaging continues to be the Austrian resellers’ responsibility.

In addition, the appointment of an authorised representative is also mandatory for producers of single use plastic products and fishing equipment starting 2023.

take-e-way is in close contact with its Austrian partners to find the best solution for you. As soon as we have concrete information on this, we will inform you immediately.

For those who currently have their packaging license in Austria organised through us, we will contact you directly for the necessary steps.

Obligations for electronic marketplaces and fulfilment service providers as of 1st January 2023:

As already published on 23rd November 2021, marketplaces must ensure that sellers comply with the legal requirements concerning the collection and recycling of packaging material, disposable plastic products, waste electrical equipment and device batteries. This means that marketplaces and fulfilment service providers will need to exclude sellers from the platform in the event of non-compliance.

If you wish to register in the EU as a producer of WEEE, batteries, packaging, textiles or furniture, please contact our advisory service via beratung@take-e-way.de or +49/40/750687-0.

For solutions on the subject of EU product labelling or packaging and, in particular disposal labelling, the trade-e-bility consulting team is at your disposal via beratung@trade-e-bility.de or +49/40/750687-300.

For further information on our international compliance services related to placing electronic equipment, batteries/rechargeable batteries and packaged products or packaging on the market, please click here.

Sebastian Siebert
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Sebastian Siebert
Head of Advisory services

Phone: +49 40 750687-0

beratung@take-e-way.de

Christoph Brellinger
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Christoph Brellinger
Head of Marketing & Public Relations

Phone: +49 40 750687-0

presse@take-e-way.de

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