take-e-way News / 01/16/2023

Since 16 January 2023, importers have been required to enter the registration numbers from the WEEE and batteries register into the joint system of customs and SOIVRE before importing their electrical equipment and batteries from third countries into Spain. This ensures an automatic check that detects the absence of a registration in any case. In addition, conformity with ROHS must be proven by documentation accompanying the product. Only after confirmation of conformity by SOIVRE may customs proceed with the release for free circulation.

take-e-way News / 01/16/2023

Failure to register or improper registration by a manufacturer (or its authorised representative) constitutes a – sometimes significantly unjustified – competitive advantage for…

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trade-e-bility News / 01/16/2023

A new provision that has also remained in the draft regulation despite criticism is the consumer’s right to redress in the case of product recalls. Such recalls will thus not only…

take-e-way News / 01/16/2023

In the spirit of the climate protection slogan ‘Acting consciously’, the three e-systems companies take-e-way, trade-e-bility and get-e-right proactively pursue their continuous…

take-e-way News / 01/16/2023

The International Toy Fair will take place in Nuremberg from 1 to 5 February 2023. Please visit us at our meeting point in Hall 7, booth A-66 and don’t miss our presentation on “Europe-wide product compliance in the online shop for electronic toys” on Wednesday, 1 February 2023 in the Toy Business Forum at 16:00h (CET). Do you have any questions about…

take-e-way News / 12/30/2022

Spanish authority checks registration of producers of packaged products, the Visible Fee for disposal costs of packaging and the information on return to collection points of municipalities, distributors and producers.

VerpackVO
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

The agreed rules and regulations will cover the entire life cycle of batteries, from design to end of life, and will apply to all types of batteries sold in the EU: conventional portable batteries, batteries for light transport vehicles (powering wheeled vehicles such as electric scooters and bicycles), automotive batteries (providing power for vehicle…

EU BattVO
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

To encourage reuse or refilling of packaging, companies must offer consumers a certain percentage of their products in reusable or refillable packaging, e.g. eCommerce deliveries. Moreover, some packaging formats are standardised, and clear labelling of reusable packaging is prescribed. To decisively address unnecessary packaging, certain packaging is…

EU VerpackVO
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act Battery Act Fee Ordinance (ElektroGBattGGebV) was published in the Federal Law Gazette on 8 December 2022. This includes the new…

WEEE
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

Based on a study, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) proposes to introduce separate cost rates for each plastic product group: For disposable plastic cups, a levy of 1.23…

EWKFondsG
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

Analyses based on algorithms reveal when company data or reports on packaging quantities are incomplete or incorrect. In this way, suspected cases are identified and handed over to the enforcement authorities.

VerpackG
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

Besides Austria, other countries (e.g. Greece, Sweden) have chosen the same path and are starting the attempt to create a better monitoring and enforcement framework based on an authorised representative not only for their domestic producers but also for the general market environment.

trade-e-bility News / 12/13/2022

A draft regulation provides that the EU Commission may impose product-specific ecodesign requirements on various resource protection aspects, such as the durability of products or the proportion of recycled materials in a product. In addition, the draft regulation contains provisions for a digital product passport to be introduced and for a future ecodesign…

Ökodesign
take-e-way News / 11/29/2022

Operators of electronic marketplaces and fulfilment service providers have another six months, until 1 July 2023, until they have to comply with the newly introduced mandatory verification of registration with the EAR foundation. The originally planned reclassification of boilers and hot water storage tanks, however, was cancelled by the government after…

WEEE
take-e-way News / 11/29/2022

EU law requires all devices, including those from the B2B sector, to be labelled accordingly.

WEEE
trade-e-bility News / 11/29/2022

The numerous deadlines and leaving companies with the decision “CE or UKCA?” alone simply mean postponing the non-compliance risk of companies into the future.

CE / UKCA
trade-e-bility News / 11/29/2022

The Federal Network Agency calls for caution when buying so-called energy-saving devices from online retailers and points out that it regularly carries out checks on electrical devices and wireless products.

CE / UKCA
take-e-way News / 11/24/2022

Alexander Goldberg, board of the EAR foundation, reported at the VERE e.V. panel event “The Future of Product Responsibility” that the current legislative proposal provides for a further extension of the transition period until 1 July 2023. At present, such mandatory verification continues to apply as of 1 January 2023 according to Section 46 (2) ElektroG 3.

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take-e-way News / 11/16/2022

The introduction of a quarterly fee for B2B and B2C registration holders is a novelty in the eighth ordinance amending the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act Battery Act Fee Ordinance (ElektroGBattGGebV) for the calendar year 2023.

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VERE e.V. News / 11/16/2022

The Association for the Take-Back and Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (VERE) e.V. has taken the opportunity to present an opinion on the EU Commission’s consultation. The statement pays special attention to aspects where the implementation of the WEEE Directive has been particularly difficult, for example achieving the targets for the…

WEEE
trade-e-bility News / 11/16/2022

While the UKCA marking can already be used now, this extension means that companies can use the CE marking until 31 December 2024.

CE / UKCA
take-e-way News / 10/28/2022

Please check your registrations and submit an appropriate registration application if necessary.

trade-e-bility News / 10/28/2022

The rules on easy location slots also apply to radio and Internet offerings (media libraries). User interface providers should implement this within six months.

take-e-way News / 10/28/2022

Take this opportunity to get answers to your questions on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Product Compliance and arrange your personal GMS trade fair appointment with us today.

take-e-way News / 10/26/2022

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the free live webinar "Nominate an authorised representative in Austria – the get-e-right Austria solution" on Thursday, 3 November 2022 from 9 am (CET). The topics are: who is obliged, role of the authorised representative, the get-e-right solution. At the end of the webinar you will have the opportunity to ask…

take-e-way News / 10/24/2022

The objective of the amendment is to extend the transitional period for the inspection obligation for online marketplaces and fulfilment service providers, which will apply under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) from 1 January 2023, by six months until 1 June 2023.

WEEE
take-e-way News / 10/24/2022

Your added value: Speakers from Amazon, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the EAR Foundation, the Packaging Register and many more will show you the future of product responsibility. The topics: WEEE, Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, Packaging Act, Battery Act, Supply Chain Act, Digital Product Passport, Ecodesign Regulation, Cybersecurity,…

take-e-way News / 10/24/2022

E-cigarettes require three registrations: As applicable, a WEEE or ElektroG registration is required for the vaporiser, a battery registration for the rechargeable battery, and a packaging law registration and licence for the packaging. The regulations under tobacco tax law regarding mandatory packaging, the prohibition of packaging and tying, as well as the…

WEEE
trade-e-bility News / 10/24/2022

The Commission perceives the need to present the comparability of photovoltaic products in terms of energy efficiency, durability and carbon footprint on the basis of universally applicable standards. In addition, modules and inverters have so far been difficult to repair and recycle, a state of affairs that is to be significantly improved. However, the aim…

EPREL
trade-e-bility News / 10/24/2022

The decision makes USB-C ports mandatory for mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones, headsets, mobile game consoles, portable speakers, e-readers, keyboards, computer mice, portable navigation systems and charging cases of in-ear headphones. Somewhat later, probably in 2026, USB-C connections will then also become mandatory for laptops.

USB-C
trade-e-bility News / 10/24/2022

The aim of this project is to clarify whether it is still possible to ensure requirements such as food safety and a high level of health protection under the current regulation. Alternatively, the EU Commission is also considering replacing Regulation No. 1935/2004 with completely new legislation.

take-e-way News / 10/07/2022

Both companies based in the EU that continue taking over the responsibility for their customers in the B2B sector and foreign distance sellers in the B2C sector (e.g. sales to consumers via a web shop) must appoint an authorised representative based in Austria from 1st January 2023. This obligation to appoint an authorised representative also applies to…

trade-e-bility News / 10/04/2022

The new draft certainly is tough. The few exclusions of liability in favour of economic operators are restricted. In addition, companies can be forced to hand over evidence (e.g. design documents) that the plaintiff needs to substantiate his claims. The EU Representative Actions Directive and the introduction of a new remedy for performance allow for…

trade-e-bility News / 10/04/2022

There meanwhile are more non-energy-related requirements, e.g. on environmental pollutants, reparability or recyclability. The destruction of unsold products is prohibited. The level of detail of the Digital Product Passport (DPP) can go down to each individual unit if necessary. Especially important: the QR code for the DPP must be readable in the online…

VERE e.V. News / 10/04/2022

Members of the VERE association, as distributors of products subject to royalties under the Copyright Act (UrhG), have the opportunity to join an overall agreement and save 20 per cent of the copyright fees due. Currently, you can join overall contracts for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, USB sticks and memory cards, smartwatches, hard drives and external…

VERE e.V. News / 09/23/2022

Six out of ten traders feel that the federal government is doing a poor or even very poor job with regard to the industry. Among other things, this is also due to the numerous legal requirements for their own business.

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