From 01.07.2023, marketplaces must check your WEEE registration with the EAR foundation - If your electrical equipment is not properly registered, marketplaces may not allow you to offer it.
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take-e-way offers you comprehensive service for WEEE in 35 countries across the world.
We offer you free consultation and advise you in which countries you are subject to the WEEE registration obligation.
We accompany you in each step of the registration process and make sure that it is in accordance with law.
We guarentee you 100% predictability of costs based on our consistent and transparent pricing strategy.
As your long-term partner, we avoid intransparent extra costs and keep your business interest in mind.
With our international partner network, we offer you this service in the entire European economic area and additional key sales markets.
Our Quantity Report Portal allows you to submit all your reports easily and quickly. Our take-e-way international team will report to the organizations in the targeted countries and handle all the complicated bureucratic processes in various languages.
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Which WEEE Categories should be registered according to WEEE Directive?
Group 1. Temperature Exchange Equipment
Temperature exchange equipment (regardless of size) is electrical and electronic equipment that has integrated circuits that use other substances than water – e.g., oils, cooling and freezing agents or secondary materials, gas – for heating/cooling or dehumidification.
Group 2.Screens and Monitors
Screens and monitors are electrical and electronic equipment to display images and information on an electronic screen, no matter the size (or regardless of the size of the screen) of the screen. There are, also included in this category, equipment that comprises a screen with a surface of more than 100 cm2. This is only for electrical or electronic equipment that’s main purpose is to show images and information on their screens.
Group 3. Lamps
Lamps are equipment to create illumination (Sect. 3 No. 14 of the ElektroG). This includes lamps/illuminants as exchangeable electrical and electronic equipment that’s main purpose is use in luminaries. Lamps are mostly made from ceramic, glass, metal or plastic and have a standard base in accordance with CEI/IEC/DIN 60061-1 (e.g., with two metal pins, screw thread, two metal caps or bayonet) to allow exchanging the lamp without tools.
Group 4. Large Equipment
Equipment that has any external dimension longer than 50 centimeters: Electrical and electronic equipment with at least one exterior dimension longer than 50 cm but is not included in categories 1-3, since these categories are each more detailed.
Group 5. Small Equipment
Equipment without any exterior dimensions longer than 50 centimeters: Electrical and electronic equipment which longest external measurement is less than or equal to 50 cm, but is not included in categories 1-4 or 6, since these categories are each more detailed.
Group 6. Small IT and Telecommunication Equipment
Electrical and electronic equipment that is intended to be used to transmit, collect, store, process and show information (IT equipment) and electrical and electronic equipment used to electronically send signals – data, language and video – through space (Telecommunication equipment) which longest external measurement is less than or equal to 50 cm.
Consequences for Incorrect WEEE Registration
Prohibition of Sales
Prohibited from selling in relevant countries
Warnings and Fines:
A maximum fine of 100,000 euros
Confiscation of current sales profits
Refusing to pay the fine can lead to detention.
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WEEE - Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a WEEE number?
Is there one WEEE number for all EU countries?
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Why should you choose take-e-way?
We keep up-to-date with the latest rules and regulations. We develop market compliance management for our customers based on our analysis of the legal framework and its potential impact. We ensure that your successful sales in the target countries are managed in a legally compliant manner. As your long-term partner, we focus on offering you quality services in the most economical and transparent way possible.
Established in 2004, take-e-way has more than 17 years of professional experience in the field of extended producer responsibility. We strive to be your long-term partner. Our international team makes every effort to provide you with professional, convenient and integrated services in product compliance. In the face of possible problems in the process, we are there to give you consultation and plausible solutions.
Our international team consults our customers in their own language, such as English, German, French, Italian, Polish and Chinese. We have an in-depth understanding of international rules and regulations. We will solve all market compliance issues for you in the EU and even beyond. We have more than 100 partners throughout Europe and the USA. Choose take-e-way for the easy way.
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1. In Germany, we act as authorized representative for more than 2900 clients and 25,000 registrations.
2. Internationally, we manage more than 1,700 registrations.
3. Globally, we serve more than 6000 corporate customers.
4. We began to provide market compliance registration services in the United States starting from 2021.
5. We continue to expand our business across the world.
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