France: Obligation to register for Furniture and Textiles

There is a general obligation to register if you place furniture or textiles on the French market. This obligation also applies to non-French producers when selling directly to end users.

We are pleased to inform you that take-e-way now also registers producers of two additional waste streams in France. If you are a producer of furniture or textiles and sell to France, this article might be of particular interest to you.

In France, producers are subject to a number of legal obligations under the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). These include not only the WEEE, battery and packaging directives adopted from European law. Among other waste streams, the French legislation also holds producers of furniture and textiles responsible for the collection, treatment and recycling of their waste products.

Do I have to register?

According to art. R. 541-10-1 10° of the Code de l’environnement, there is a general obligation to register if you place furniture on the French market. According to art. R. 541-10-1 11°, there is a general obligation to register if you place textiles on the French market. This obligation also applies to non-French producers when selling directly to end users.

What types of furniture and textiles are affected?

The scope of application includes furniture of different materials as well as mattresses, blankets, cushions and animal furs. Textiles include clothing, shoes as well as home textiles, e.g. curtains and bed linen.

How can I register?

In order to sell in compliance with the French law, producers of furniture or textiles must fulfil their legal obligations. These include, among other things, registration with and quantity reporting to the competent authorities. You will then also receive your unique identification number (UIN) issued by the French authorities. The UIN proves that you have registered as producer.

take-e-way will be glad to support you. Simply contact our consulting team via beratung@take-e-way.de or via +49/40/750687-0.

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/

Sebastian Siebert
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Phone: +49 40 750687-0

beratung@take-e-way.de

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Head of Marketing & Public Relations

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