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.
Find out which obligations the EU Batteries Regulation places on you and how to deal with them in your specific case. Receive comprehensive information on how to implement your obligations with regard to labelling, battery passport, EPR and due diligence obligations in the supply chain.
In trade-e-bility’s personalised, comprehensive online training, you will find out what requirements the EU BattVO places on you and how to deal with them in your specific case.
If you have received a hearing letter from a market surveillance authority, your company may face serious legal consequences.
Please note: packaging labelling is mandatory in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The implementation of extended producer responsibility for packaging in Denmark has been postponed until July 1, 2025. The mandatory registration of packaging that is expected to…
MEPs want to clarify requirements for the reuse or refilling of packaging. Returnable packaging should fulfil a minimum number of cycles to be determined at a later date.
This topic is relevant for sellers if they themselves have “invisible” electrical appliances in their portfolio that are not recognised as EEE/WEEE due to their nature and have therefore not been registered with the EAR Foundation.
Since 1 January 2019, importers and producers have been required to label certain energy-related products with an EPREL label and to register them in order to be able to sell on the European market in a legally compliant manner. If you are not compliant in this area, you can request our Fast Lane service here without obligation or our training so that you…
Instead of September as previously planned, the vote is now scheduled to take place in the fourth week of October according to the current status.
The environmental organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe announces that it will use all legal means to punish violations of the obligation to take back waste electrical appliances.
These must be registered in Germany in accordance with the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (WEEE), the Batteries Act and the Packaging Act, and the costs for future…
This is to prevent competitive disadvantages for EU companies. In the first step, this regulation affects importers of certain goods from a third country, according to Annex I of Regulation (EU) 2023/956, for example pipes, barrels, screws, storage receptacles, cans, cables or decorative articles.
If Amazon suddenly stops accepting your WEEE number and delists products, it may be because your devices are registered in the wrong device type and Amazon notices this sooner than you or your competitor willing to take action.
These changes concern companies without a registered office in Austria that import packaging and single-use plastic products into Austria. For all deliveries to end users, it is mandatory to appoint an authorised representative in Austria; for deliveries to sellers in Austria, pre-licensed imports can be made with an authorised representative based in…
The ZSVR platform evaluates millions of packaging data records and text documents fully automatically. In this way, it tracks down recycling free riders and ensures more transparency in the recycling market.
The people’s enthusiasm for preserving their future raw materials shows that the efforts of traders, manufacturers, public authorities, service providers and associations certainly make sense.
Due to the conversion of the previous Battery Directive to the Regulation, the new rules will then apply directly in all Member States without further adaptation.
Producers who have to fulfil obligations on minimum recyclate contents in their packaging are to be given preferential access to recycled material.
However, this does not apply to all CE jurisdictions. For instance, construction and medical products will not be allowed to be marketed with CE marks in the UK.
The Swedish packaging take-back system FTI will be incorporated into the Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) Näringslivets Producentansvar (NPA) as per 1st January 2024. By 1st November 2023, all producers must have joined an admitted PRO.
“New EPR in France: Sports and Leisure Activities, Toys, DIY and Garden Tools” is the topic on Friday, 25 August 2023, at 10 am live in our Online Compliance Talk. You will have the opportunity to talk personally with other people affected. In order to ensure that our affected foreign customers also stand to benefit from added value, the event will be held…
The Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 28/07/2023 and formally enters into force 20 days later on 17/08/2023.
Transition periods have been taken into account, but the calculation procedures then established may have to be implemented through appropriate testing and research procedures.
The registration for packaging manufacturers must already have taken place by 01.01.2024, because the quantities from the previous year must already be reported and collected or recycled when the packaging regulation comes into force in January 2025. The declaration of the planned quantity for 2024 must take place in Q1 2024.
The EU Commission opened an infringement proceeding against France on 23 February 2023. In this proceeding, the Commission argues that the French Triman regulation represents an impediment to the internal market and to the principles of the free movement of goods, as the additional labelling leads to increased material requirements and thus to more waste.
The Green Dot can now be used in practice. Nevertheless, it is likely that the French government will present a well-worded ban to the Commission.
The Regulation imposes a due diligence obligation on traders when they place on the EU market or export from the EU, inter alia, wood, leather and rubber and products made from them (such as furniture). Small businesses will benefit from a longer adjustment period.
It is now to be comprehensively reformed so that national labelling requirements by member states can be dispensed with. In addition, new requirements for digital labelling are to be defined.
For the development of sustainability criteria, the parliamentary resolution contains a list of products to be given priority. These include iron, steel, aluminium, textiles, furniture and mattresses, tyres, detergents, paints, lubricants, chemicals, information and telecommunications equipment and other electronics items.
It can already be seen at this stage that take-e-way will reach the self-imposed target of 4,000 collection points in the take-e-back system.
On 14 June 2023, the EU Parliament adopted new rules for the design, manufacture and recycling of all batteries sold in the EU under the new EU Batteries Regulation. Here you will find a summary of the most important measures of the draft bill as well as information on our Legal Monitoring Service as a risk precaution in order to protect yourself under…
On 15 May 2023, the new Single-Use Plastics Fund Act (EWKFondsG) was published in the German Federal Law Gazette and has thus come into force step by step since 16 May 2023. Affected products include plastic carrier bags, balloons and tobacco products.
If someone receives a damaged article, the importer or the manufacturer’s authorised representative are to be held liable for it. Companies that take care of the storage or shipping of an order could also be held responsible for cases of damage.
The Dutch authorities will enhance actions against freeriding in 2023. If you sell or are planning to sell photovoltaic modules in the Netherlands, but have not registered as producer yet, this new development is of high relevance for you.
For example, Europe-wide distribution bans and fines of up to 100,000 euros can be imposed on producers. Importers and sellers who fail to comply with their obligations can be fined up to 10,000 euros.
The lawyers demand the submission of a cease-and-desist order and a declaration of obligation, the reimbursement of the costs incurred by the test purchase as well as the reimbursement of the legal fees incurred.
Operators of electronic marketplaces and fulfilment service providers must check from 1 July 2023 whether manufacturers/retailers have duly registered their electrical and electronic equipment with the EAR Foundation and may otherwise not be allowed to facilitate the offering or provision of their electrical appliances. Check here if you need a WEEE…