take-e-way News / 11/29/2022

Operators of electronic marketplaces and fulfilment service providers have another six months, until 1 July 2023, until they have to comply with the newly introduced mandatory verification of registration with the EAR foundation. The originally planned reclassification of boilers and hot water storage tanks, however, was cancelled by the government after protests from waste disposal companies and at the request of the Bundesrat.

WEEE
take-e-way News / 11/29/2022

EU law requires all devices, including those from the B2B sector, to be labelled accordingly.

WEEE
trade-e-bility News / 11/29/2022

The numerous deadlines and leaving companies with the decision “CE or UKCA?” alone simply mean postponing the non-compliance risk of companies into the future.

CE / UKCA
trade-e-bility News / 11/29/2022

The Federal Network Agency calls for caution when buying so-called energy-saving devices from online retailers and points out that it regularly carries out checks on electrical…

CE / UKCA
take-e-way News / 11/24/2022

Alexander Goldberg, board of the EAR foundation, reported at the VERE e.V. panel event “The Future of Product Responsibility” that the current legislative proposal provides for a further extension of the transition period until 1 July 2023. At present, such mandatory verification continues to apply as of 1 January 2023 according to Section 46 (2) ElektroG 3.

WEEE
take-e-way News / 11/16/2022

The introduction of a quarterly fee for B2B and B2C registration holders is a novelty in the eighth ordinance amending the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act Battery Act Fee Ordinance (ElektroGBattGGebV) for the calendar year 2023.

WEEE
VERE e.V. News / 11/16/2022

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…

WEEE
trade-e-bility News / 11/16/2022

While the UKCA marking can already be used now, this extension means that companies can use the CE marking until 31 December 2024.

CE / UKCA
take-e-way News / 10/28/2022

Please check your registrations and submit an appropriate registration application if necessary.

trade-e-bility News / 10/28/2022

The rules on easy location slots also apply to radio and Internet offerings (media libraries). User interface providers should implement this within six months.

take-e-way News / 10/28/2022

Take this opportunity to get answers to your questions on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Product Compliance and arrange your personal GMS trade fair appointment with us today.

take-e-way News / 10/26/2022

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the free live webinar "Nominate an authorised representative in Austria – the get-e-right Austria solution" on Thursday, 3 November 2022 from 9 am (CET). The topics are: who is obliged, role of the authorised representative, the get-e-right solution. At the end of the webinar you will have the opportunity to ask…

take-e-way News / 10/24/2022

The objective of the amendment is to extend the transitional period for the inspection obligation for online marketplaces and fulfilment service providers, which will apply under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) from 1 January 2023, by six months until 1 June 2023.

WEEE
take-e-way News / 10/24/2022

Your added value: Speakers from Amazon, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the EAR Foundation, the Packaging Register and many more will show you the future of product responsibility. The topics: WEEE, Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, Packaging Act, Battery Act, Supply Chain Act, Digital Product Passport, Ecodesign Regulation, Cybersecurity,…

take-e-way News / 10/24/2022

E-cigarettes require three registrations: As applicable, a WEEE or ElektroG registration is required for the vaporiser, a battery registration for the rechargeable battery, and a packaging law registration and licence for the packaging. The regulations under tobacco tax law regarding mandatory packaging, the prohibition of packaging and tying, as well as the…

WEEE
trade-e-bility News / 10/24/2022

The Commission perceives the need to present the comparability of photovoltaic products in terms of energy efficiency, durability and carbon footprint on the basis of universally applicable standards. In addition, modules and inverters have so far been difficult to repair and recycle, a state of affairs that is to be significantly improved. However, the aim…

EPREL
trade-e-bility News / 10/24/2022

The decision makes USB-C ports mandatory for mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones, headsets, mobile game consoles, portable speakers, e-readers, keyboards, computer mice, portable navigation systems and charging cases of in-ear headphones. Somewhat later, probably in 2026, USB-C connections will then also become mandatory for laptops.

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trade-e-bility News / 10/24/2022

The aim of this project is to clarify whether it is still possible to ensure requirements such as food safety and a high level of health protection under the current regulation. Alternatively, the EU Commission is also considering replacing Regulation No. 1935/2004 with completely new legislation.

take-e-way News / 10/07/2022

Both companies based in the EU that continue taking over the responsibility for their customers in the B2B sector and foreign distance sellers in the B2C sector (e.g. sales to consumers via a web shop) must appoint an authorised representative based in Austria from 1st January 2023. This obligation to appoint an authorised representative also applies to…

trade-e-bility News / 10/04/2022

The new draft certainly is tough. The few exclusions of liability in favour of economic operators are restricted. In addition, companies can be forced to hand over evidence (e.g. design documents) that the plaintiff needs to substantiate his claims. The EU Representative Actions Directive and the introduction of a new remedy for performance allow for…

trade-e-bility News / 10/04/2022

There meanwhile are more non-energy-related requirements, e.g. on environmental pollutants, reparability or recyclability. The destruction of unsold products is prohibited. The level of detail of the Digital Product Passport (DPP) can go down to each individual unit if necessary. Especially important: the QR code for the DPP must be readable in the online…

VERE e.V. News / 10/04/2022

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…

VERE e.V. News / 09/23/2022

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.

WEEE
VERE e.V. News / 09/13/2022

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…

take-e-way News / 09/13/2022

“We source 90% of our goods from [...] distributors who are offering the products on a commercial scale on the German market for the first time. Amazon nevertheless requires us to provide evidence that our products meet EPR regulations, so we will probably have to ask every single one of our suppliers for the evidence in question.”

WEEE
take-e-way News / 09/13/2022

Similar to the extended producer responsibility for electrical/electronic equipment and batteries, the new provisions of the law will require all non-Austrian companies (both in the EU and outside the EU), who sell directly to private end-users, to appoint an authorised representative for their put on market packaging starting 1st January 2023.

take-e-way News / 09/13/2022

In the UK, despite Brexit, the Plastic Tax Act has been in force since 1 April 2022. Italy and Portugal have also already passed legislation on the plastic tax.

trade-e-bility News / 09/13/2022

trade-e-bility customers report that the large OEMs require their suppliers to deal with the topic of disposal labelling or the labelling of packaging under waste legislation and to apply the labelling to the packaging and/or products.

take-e-way News / 09/13/2022

The Environment Committee of the Bundesrat is against a reclassification of old boilers and hot water storage tanks in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG), as the current classification of these appliances in the category of heat transmitters is not erroneous or disadvantageous, according to the Committee’s recommendation.

WEEE
take-e-way News / 08/30/2022

If you cannot demonstrate to Amazon that you comply with the EPR, Amazon will suspend your non-compliant listings under WEEE on 1 January 2023. This may also affect parts of your WEEE offerings for which there is no valid branded appliance type registration in the EAR foundation’s manufacturer register.

WEEE
take-e-way News / 08/30/2022

In a separate statement, Sweden welcomes Spain’s intention to give a further boost to engaging in the circular economy but emphasises that the draft will make it more difficult to export goods to Spain as companies will need to adapt the packaging of their products to the new, unilateral requirements.

take-e-way News / 08/30/2022

As is already the case for electrical appliances, batteries and packaging, extended producer responsibility (EPR) is also to be formulated for textiles.

trade-e-bility News / 08/30/2022

Economic operators who will be affected by the new Ecodesign Framework Regulation should find out at an early stage how it will be implemented. It is not clear whether EN 17902 will be harmonised in this area. However, it provides an insight into what may come.

take-e-way News / 08/30/2022

In the free live webinar Packaging Requirements in Germany and Europe we will focus on the new packaging requirements applicable in Germany. The second part presents the registration obligations in other European countries (France, Austria, Spain).

trade-e-bility News / 08/09/2022

In the case of sales platforms such as eBay, Amazon or Kaufland, etc., this information is usually provided by the platform operators, although the lawyers from Internetrecht Rostock know from their consulting experience that the presentation sometimes does not work properly in practice.

EnVKG
trade-e-bility News / 08/09/2022

As this new legislation is an EU regulation, it no longer needs to be transposed into national law; it therefore applies directly and without a transposition period.

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