VERE provides lobbying for SME's regarding environmental laws and transfers the issues into the political debate
The VERE Association for the take-back and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (VERE e.V. registered association) is an international EEE respectively WEEE community for the optimal organization and management of all environmental laws arising from the obligations and consequences for manufacturers, importers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment. The VERE Association especially cares for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), micro-enterprises and sole proprietorships and preserves its interests. Thus, VERE fills a niche in the sector of electrical and electronic devices.
As a member of the association VERE e.V., you can become a party to an overall agreement as a distributor of products subject to copyright fees under the Copyright Act (UrhG) and save 20 per cent of the copyright fees payable.
Diverging standards, double certification requirements or unclear regulatory procedures can limit the ability of companies to integrate their global value chains and are often a hurdle for market entry and trade in China. In cooperation with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), the VERE association provides a first insight into the challenges that arise in this context and lays a foundation for further in-depth discussions.
Operators of electronic marketplaces and fulfilment service providers are to establish in future whether the manufacturers of the products sold on their platform are registered with the EAR Foundation (German WEEE registration board). No manufacturer is to be allowed to enter the market without meeting its obligations. Competitive disadvantages for manufacturers who behave in a legally compliant manner are to be avoided.