As reported by the Packaging Register Foundation (ZSVR) in its current newsletter, from June 2022 the ZSVR will make an XML file available to electronic marketplaces, fulfilment service providers and other interested parties daily by register retrieval via a defined interface. This enables the marketplaces to automatically check whether their traders are listed in the LUCID Packaging Register.
If this is not the case, then online retailers should act quickly to avoid fines and distribution bans. After all, while the testing and verification requirements for electronic marketplaces are novel, the registration and system participation requirements for merchants who sell their goods there are not.
The ZSVR has already been engaged in intensive dialogue with operators of electronic marketplaces for some time. And there is a specific reason for this: As of 1 July 2022, the marketplaces will be directly subject to this obligation. They are required to check whether the online retailers or sellers who offer their packaged goods on their platform have implemented the registration requirements and system participation. If the traders violate the statutory provisions, the marketplaces may no longer allow them to distribute their goods.
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