LUCID: extended manufacturer registration as of July

New registration process at the Central Packaging Register (ZSVR) starts on May 4

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On July 1, 2022, manufacturers will be subject to new obligations under the German Packaging Act: anyone who places commercially packaged goods on the market in Germany must have registered with the LUDID packaging register by this date. The type of packaging is irrelevant and therefore also whether or not there is an obligation to participate in the system.


Attention – important: Companies must register sales, repackaging and shipping packaging in the same way as transport packaging, reusable packaging, industrial packaging, deposit-required disposable beverage packaging, etc.


The new registration regulations also affect final distributors of service packaging who have delegated their obligations in full to a pre-distributor. In the event of violations, there is a ban on distribution. To give affected companies sufficient notification time, the ZSVR LUCID opens for this purpose on May 4, 2022.


Changed obligations also apply to electronic marketplaces for private end consumers. Only LUCID-registered and system-participating traders and sellers will be allowed there on July 1, 2022. Platforms are required to verify this. Likewise, fulfillment service providers must ensure that their principals comply with packaging law obligations. If this is not the case, fulfillment service providers will no longer be allowed to offer their services.


The ZSVR wants to make it easier for electronic marketplaces and fulfillment service providers to fulfill their inspection obligations and has announced that it will make an XML file available on a daily basis starting in June 2022 with the option of a register retrieval. The Central Office offers further orientation with the topic package "Overview of the changes to the Packaging Act".


Important assistance in terms of information on the new packaging law obligations is provided by Der Grüne Punkt with its popular online seminar series "Hammer year 2022 and almost everyone is affected!" (sorry, German language only). Far-reaching changes in German packaging legislation". The next date for this is on May 17, 2022.


Valuable knowledge for you so that you can act in compliance with the law and thus avoid fines and costly warnings!


(Information on this website and in the seminars is of course without guarantee. No legal advice)