Failure to comply with labelling and information requirements constitutes grounds for an admonition in writing and should therefore be avoided. For instance, a competition association is currently issuing warnings to retailers of electrical goods in this field.
Disposal labels, in particular, are considered to be “absolutely chaotic”. Each country does something different, has or is planning its own logo or, above all, tries to avoid…
Evidently, the Federal Network Agency demands EU declarations of conformity and samples, especially for electronic products, and sets an extremely short deadline of only one week.…
Comply with your information and notification obligations under the Batteries Act just as securely as those under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act. If you do not have a…
In the opinion of the Federal Environment Ministry, a secure and independent supply of energy and raw materials is also a matter of national security. Valuable raw materials must find their way back into the cycle.
Accordingly, “containers of food in portion sizes for more than one person or containers of food in portion sizes for one person where more than one unit is sold” are no longer covered by Directive (EU) 2019/904 and are therefore exempt from its restrictions.
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The EU Commission launched “Web Crawler”, a new electronic monitoring tool, on 25 April 2022. This tool is designed to assist national authorities in identifying online offerings of dangerous products reported in Safety Gate. This tool will detect and automatically list each of such offerings.
In addition to warnings about leaking or toxic Corona masks and electrical appliances and accessories, one in five cases from the past year involved children’s toys in which…
This topic concerns by far not only the labelling of products and packaging, but also compliant information in the online store and in the instructions for use.
As the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) reported on 26 April 2022, the version of April 2022 is now available. It not only contains bug fixes and enhancements for all users, but also yields technical improvements.
Amazon is massively expanding staff in EPR (extended producer responsibility) and product compliance. Michael Dierkes from trade-e-bility is available to answer your questions in order to avoid forfeiture of sales authorisation in case of lack of product safety.
MEPs are calling for possible smart labelling tools such as QR codes or digital product passports, as well as a possible joint liability mechanism between manufacturers and sellers in case of product non-compliance.
On Thursday, 28 April 2022, the next free live webinar on “Labelling regulations to support correct disposal in the EU” will be held, starting at 14:00h. The webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the legal environment surrounding labelling, not only of packaging, but also of other waste streams (e.g., WEEE and batteries). Afterwards, you will have…
By 1 July 2022, all retailers who commercially place packaged goods on the market in Germany must register in the LUCID Packaging Register – regardless of the respective types of packaging. If they sell their packaged goods on electronic marketplaces, retailers will need to prepare for increased controls in the future.
Possible product target groups include electronic goods, textiles, furniture, steel, cement and chemicals. Manufacturers or importers are advised to follow the further specification of the new framework regulation or actively send feedback to the Commission by 07 June 2022.
Manufacturers are required to join together to form take-back systems. Moreover, the new legislation provides for an authorised representative for producers of each waste stream from abroad. This offers foreign manufacturers of packaging and batteries the opportunity to register in Slovenia.
As attorney-at-law Johannes Richard from our partner law firm Internetrecht Rostock reports, online marketplaces are required, e.g., under the Market Surveillance Regulation, to refrain from distributing non-marketable products. In this connection, lawyer Johannes Richard deals extensively with the topic of “Reporting and blocking competitors’ non-marketable…
The marketplaces will be directly subject to this obligation as of 1 July 2022. 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…
Anyone wishing to place products on the market in the UK must then, at the latest, in addition to affixing the UKCA logo, also carry out a conformity assessment in accordance with the applicable UK product legislation and prepare a UKCA declaration of conformity.
Plans are under way for this year to tighten the rules for products that do not require CE marking as well. This will then also apply to trivial items and non-electrical products such as furniture, textiles and some purely mechanical products.
Manufacturers need to check if they are liable for the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT). From the date manufacturers become liable for the tax, they have 30 days to register.
In this way, each product can be controlled for multiple REACh or POP requirements, extending the scope of controls and reinforcing the protection of EU citizen and the environment.
Provisions governing pollutants exist in the EU, e.g. in the form of REACh Regulation (EC) 1907/2006. Should the Commission succeed in streamlining the evaluation process for new substances, decisions on the inclusion of these substances in the list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) as well as in Annexes XIV and XVII are expected to be accelerated.
Manufacturers, importers and other economic operators affected are encouraged to keep an eye on further developments, as there may be significant changes to the requirements for electrical products.
Economic operators affected, such as manufacturers, importers and fulfilment service providers, have the opportunity to put forward their views here.
If you place multimedia equipment such as computers or computer accessories, audio equipment or cameras on the market, please note that on 4 May 2022, the presumption of conformity for EN 55032:2012, the “interference emission standard”, will expire.
The general deadline for implementing the labeling, which concerns the packaging elements, remains 9th September 2022. However, the deadline for implementing the labelling on all packaging produced or imported before 9th September 2022 has been extended from 9th March 2023 to 15th June 2023 for producers serving one additonal waste stream (WEEE or…
This means that in future, every Amazon seller must be registered with the Central Packaging Register in the LUCID database and must also take part in a disposal system.
The annual performance review report for manufacturers and/or distributors of industrial batteries is due soon. According to the requirements of Section 15 of the Batteries Act (BattG), manufacturers / distributors of industrial batteries are obliged to submit a so-called performance review report to the Federal Environment Agency annually no later than 30…
As our partner IT-Recht-Kanzlei reports, an unfair practices watchdog is currently sending written reprimands in cases of advertising with a CE marking.
For retailers and manufacturers, it follows that the energy efficiency label is a particularly good and effective argumentation aid for sales.
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