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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Packaging Act: transport packaging information and services

What is transport packaging?

The German Packaging Act (see Sect. 3 (1) Packaging Act) defines ‘transport packaging’ as packaging which is used

  • for containing,
  • for the protection and
  • for the supply

of goods.

It is passed on by the producer to the distributor and simplifies the handling and transportation of goods in such a way that direct contact with them and transport damage can be avoided.

Typically transport packaging is not intended to be passed on to the end customer and remains in the possession of the distributor.

Who is considered the producer of transport packaging?

For the purposes of the German Packaging Act, the producer of transport packaging is the distributor who first puts the packaging on the market commercially. Also considered as producers are those who commercially introduce the packaging into Germany.

What obligations does the producer of transport packaging have?

    Mandatory registration

    Take-back obligation

    Reporting obligation

    Obligation to provide proof

    Our take-e-way services for your transport packaging

    Are you a producer who regularly puts the packaging on the market? take-e-way provides expert solutions:

    • take-e-way can provide support with take-back and reporting obligations, as well as mandatory registration and the obligation to provide proof.
    • Simple, secure reporting in conformity with the law for all products brought to market via the take-e-way customer portal
    • Cost-efficient compliance with the legal regulations of the German Packaging Act
    • Reporting for all volumes of packaging, electrical equipment and batteries in Germany and the EU as a whole in an online portal
    • Comprehensive advice on the classification of packaging, recycling-friendly packaging, etc.

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