Online retailers who sell to Germany and/or France and have been identified by Amazon, for example, as a "manufacturer" within the meaning of the German Packaging Act (VerpackG), must prove to the electronic marketplace operator in future that they comply with the respective national EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) requirements. This is done by reporting the corresponding EPR registration number(s), the link to which will be provided by Amazon in the fourth quarter of 2021. The background to this is that from 2022 Amazon must ensure that the relevant group of sellers acts in an EPR-compliant manner.
This applies to Amazon offers in Germany for packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and batteries. For electrical appliances with batteries, Amazon currently only requires the registration number for electrical and electronic appliances.
The following registration numbers are currently to be given according to
- German Packaging Act (registration with the Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister in the LUCID database)
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (registration of manufacturers of electrical equipment with the Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräteregister/Foundation for the Register of Waste Electrical Equipment (EAR))
Germany: Anyone who fails to provide the aforementioned information will have their offers suspended on Amazon's electronic marketplace on the following dates: for packaging, all offers from 1 July 2022; for electrical and electronic equipment, all offers from 1 January 2023.
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