On 6 May 2022, the Spanish authorities submitted a draft for a new packaging regulation to the EU Commission. According to the draft, all invoices and other business documents should show the financial contribution for waste management (visible fee). In addition, consumers shall sort packaging waste according to the instructions on the packaging. Detailed labelling regulations, as already implemented in France and Italy, are thus conceivable. Furthermore, the Green Dot, which is currently still mandatory on all packaging registered in the take-back system, shall be banned. The enforcement of the fulfilment of the extended producer responsibility will be transferred to customs. This means that products without a valid registration number for packaging will potentially not be cleared by customs.
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.
You can find the statement here (see “Contributions”).
Should you wish to register in Spain for WEEE, batteries or packaging, or if you have any questions on this subject, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Rebekka Schwarber via email@example.com or call +49/40/750687-150.
For further particulars on international compliance services related to placing electronic equipment, batteries/rechargeable cells and packaged products or packaging on the market, please click on this link: https://www.take-e-way.de/international-compliance/