New registration obligation for packaging in Spain

The Spanish packaging law obliges producers to register their packaging. Distributors from abroad must also register through an authorised representative if they sell packaged products in Spain.

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General Product Safety Regulation (EU) 2023/988 obliges
GPSR Risk Analysis Required

Mandatory for almost every product: According to the GPSR, producers must draw up technical documentation for the products they place on the market. The technical documentation must be based on an internal risk analysis.

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General Product Safety Regulation requires Responsible Person
EU Responsible Person Service for the GPSR and more

Since 16 July 2021, it is against the law to sell products with CE marking without a Responsible Person in the EU. In addition, a Responsible Person must also be specified in accordance with the General Product Safety Regulation (EU) 2023/988.

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trade-e-bility News / 06/10/2024

The EU Supply Chain Directive (CSDDD / CS3D) has been adopted. It comes into force 20 days after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

trade-e-bility News / 06/10/2024

All types of goods that are placed on the market in the EU are affected. The new regulation includes a direct ban on the destruction of unsold textiles and shoes. Other products…

Ökodesign
trade-e-bility News / 06/10/2024

Germany has signalled its support for an end to the 150-euro regulation at European level. The flood of parcels from Asia is now to be countered at European level.

take-e-way News / 06/10/2024

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

take-e-way News / 05/16/2024

As part of the new EU Battery Regulation (EU) 2023/1542, the new Battery Law Implementation Act (BattDG) replaces the previous Battery Act (BattG). All battery producers must participate in a producer responsibility organisation and producer responsibility will be introduced for all battery categories. Take-back scheme operators must provide an…

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take-e-way News / 05/16/2024

The option of returning an old appliance without having to buy a new one at the same time is to be extended to all appliances with an edge length of up to 50 centimetres (previously 25 centimetres). Protection against fire risks from incorrectly disposed or damaged batteries is to be improved.

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take-e-way News / 05/16/2024

Flower pots used in horticultural production will no longer be considered sales packaging in future. The licence fees for participation in a dual system will no longer apply.

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trade-e-bility News / 05/16/2024

Recent attempts to pause or completely abolish the German Supply Chain Act have failed in the Legal Affairs Committee and the Economic Affairs Committee.

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take-e-way News / 04/29/2024

For secondary packaging, transport packaging and packaging for e-commerce, the proportion of empty space may not exceed 50%. Producers must use lighter packaging with less volume.

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trade-e-bility News / 04/29/2024

If necessary, small and medium-sized enterprises must be supported in complying with the new obligations. A network of supervisory authorities carries out investigations. Companies…

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take-e-way News / 04/29/2024

In particular, the draft provides for stricter rules on retail returns. Retailers must provide information about return options at the point of sale. Sanctions are envisaged in the event of non-compliance.

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trade-e-bility News / 04/29/2024

Producers must repair common household products such as washing machines, hoovers and even smartphones that are technically repairable under EU law even after the statutory warranty has expired. The list of product categories can be extended at any time. Consumers can borrow a replacement appliance during the repair period.

trade-e-bility News / 04/29/2024

This affects, for example, wired rechargeable mobile phones and similar technical devices such as tablets, eBook readers, digital cameras, etc. In future, charging interfaces must be able to be charged via a standardised charging connection. Devices must also be sold without a new charger.

VERE e.V. News / 04/29/2024

The President has decided to suspend the reopening of the selection procedures for the position of SME Envoy until after the European elections.

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take-e-way News / 04/19/2024

The PPWR regulation will be presented to the plenary of the EU Parliament in its second session from 22 April to 25 April in Strasbourg.

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trade-e-bility News / 04/19/2024

The aim is to provide an overview of the obligations relating to the requirements of the new Ecodesign Framework Regulation, the repair index and which solutions you need to offer your customers.

trade-e-bility News / 04/19/2024

If you are the producer or importer of your products, you must draw up and sign a declaration of conformity.

trade-e-bility News / 04/19/2024

Answers to the questions: What is the Digital Product Passport? What data should be included? When must batteries have a battery passport? What information does the battery passport contain?

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trade-e-bility News / 04/19/2024

Since 16 July 2021, it has been illegal to sell products with CE marking in the EU without a responsible person in the EU. According to the General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR), valid from 13.12.2024, a responsible person must also be specified.

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trade-e-bility News / 04/19/2024

On 22 March 2024, the Federal Ministry of Justice published a draft for the German implementation of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). According to the German government, this will cause 1.4 billion euros in bureaucratic costs.

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trade-e-bility News / 04/19/2024

The reasons for the warning were the lack of transparency in the high discounts shown and the unauthorised use of manipulative designs.

trade-e-bility News / 03/19/2024

To prepare for the entry into force of the General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR), Amazon recommends that you fulfil the requirements as quickly as possible.

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trade-e-bility News / 03/19/2024

According to Article 9 No. 2, producers must draw up technical documentation for the products they place on the market containing the information necessary to demonstrate the safety of these products.

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take-e-way News / 03/19/2024

For sellers, a maximum empty space percentage of 50% is set for outer packaging, transport packaging and packaging for e-commerce. Producers and importers are obliged to ensure that the weight and volume of the packaging is minimised.

PPWR
take-e-way News / 03/19/2024

The amendments are intended to bring the WEEE Directive into line with a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) from 2022.

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trade-e-bility News / 03/19/2024

1,489 German companies are affected. The CDU/CSU delegation fears indirect effects on smaller companies. The plans could cause companies to withdraw completely from developing countries.

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VERE e.V. News / 03/19/2024

The VERE Association offers an aid package against fire risks from lithium batteries, which contains information texts and instructions, information inserts for product packaging, information stickers for the battery compartments of electrical appliances in German language as well as masking tape for the terminals of lithium batteries.

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VERE e.V. News / 02/28/2024

The German recycling infrastructure is being increasingly thinned out, companies are having to close and jobs are being lost, jeopardising the goal of a sustainable circular economy for raw materials. Under the motto #LithiumUnites, the campaign of the sellers and producers organised in the VERE Association brings together all those involved to actively…

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take-e-way News / 02/28/2024

Sellers should check whether the producers of their products are properly registered with the EAR Foundation. A lack of registration constitutes an infringement of competition rules.

WEEE
take-e-way News / 02/28/2024

Italy rejects bans on single-use packaging (Article 22) and the reusable packaging targets for various sectors and packaging formats (Article 26) in the EU Packaging Regulation and has voted against the negotiating mandate for the trialogue.

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trade-e-bility News / 02/28/2024

In October, the ECJ ruled that the obligation for sellers to refer to the energy efficiency class and the range of efficiency classes in their visually perceptible advertising or technical promotional material arises directly from Regulation 2017/1369.

trade-e-bility News / 02/28/2024

The CDU/CSU parliamentary group is calling for the European Council to work in favour of stopping the European Supply Chain Directive and for a moratorium on burdens that does not impose any additional bureaucracy on businesses and citizens until the end of 2025.

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trade-e-bility News / 02/28/2024

Mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, digital cameras, eBook readers, headphones and similar devices are affected. Most devices must comply with the new regulations by 28 December 2024, all devices by 28 April 2028.

take-e-way News / 02/19/2024

The first requirements of the new EU Battery Regulation have been gradually coming into force since 18 February 2024. In principle, the new obligations apply immediately in all member states without further adaptation. trade-e-bility offers customised training if required.

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take-e-way News / 02/19/2024

The Federal Ministry for the Environment is planning to publish the drafts for the amendments to the Electrical und Electronic Equipment Act and the Batteries Act in the first quarter of 2024.

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trade-e-bility News / 02/19/2024

Member states such as Italy and several small EU countries have voiced clear criticism and widespread scepticism. It is unclear when the member states will vote again on the EU Supply Chain Directive.

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