WEEE and ElektroG: Marketplaces check registration as of 1 July
Complete WEEE Germany registration quickly now

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.



Siegfried & Joy raise awareness for WEEE

The people’s enthusiasm for preserving their future raw materials shows that the efforts of traders, manufacturers, public authorities, service providers and associations certainly make sense.
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ZPÜ demands device levy for cloud services

According to information from our partner law firm Vy, manufacturers, sellers and importers of IT equipment can also be affected if they offer cloud services, e.g. as an additional option. Lawyer Dr. Urs Verweyen of Vy has requested VERE e.V. for support in the matter.
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Evaluation of the EU regulations for electrical appliances

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 collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
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Save 20 per cent on copyright fees

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 burners through VERE:
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Traders dissatisfied with EPR policy

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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The Future of Product Responsibility

At the end of a year 2022 that will be significantly shaped by the topic of “EPR”, we will join you in Berlin/Germany to look into the future of product responsibility directly in front of the Federal Chancellery, free of charge for VERE members, take-e-way and trade-e-bility customers as well as partners, authorities and associations. As the number of places is limited, please register at your earliest convenience.
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Spain: VERE opposes country-specific packaging labelling

As an association especially representing the interests of producers in terms of fair competition, VERE e.V. calls on the EU Commission to intervene and reject the development towards country-specific labelling and regulations that hinder the free movement of goods in the EU's internal market.
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The VERE association supports EU consultation on the Toys Directive

In all well-intentioned efforts to increase the protection goals of the Toys Directive, the concerns of SMEs must also be taken into account. In addition, the VERE association commented on the problem of manual signatures in the declaration of conformity.
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No fear of market surveillance thanks to technical documentation

In the interests of its members, the association VERE e.V. has discussed with AAMÜ representatives (AAMÜ = Market Surveillance Committee) of Baden-Württemberg/Germany whether there can be differences in the assessment of the technical documentation of an SME or a large-cap company, respectively what scope the AAMÜ perceives in this regard.
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Toys Directive: Your opinion is needed

The association VERE e.V. will participate in the EU consultation on the Toys Directive in the interests of its more than 3,900 members and asks for your opinion. We will make an overall statement as an association from your submissions. Please send your submissions to info@vereev.de by no later than 26 October 2021
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