Do You Sell into Germany? What You Need to Know About EPR?
Across Europe, many countries now require manufacturers and distributors of packaging to register their business and report on the packaging they release into the market. This is particularly true in Germany which was one of the first countries to set up EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) for packaging.
It does not matter if your business is a start-up or a multinational, if you sell in Germany then the EPR laws apply to you. The focus of the laws is to increase Extended Producer Responsibility compliance and improve recycling rates and reduce waste.
Anyone who places packaging into the German market now must pay a levy towards the recycling of their waste. The fee commanded depends on the packaging material and serves as an incentive for businesses to use recycled packaging, to unlock lower EPR fees.
The German EPR regulations mean that all packaging manufacturers, distributors, and retailers who sell in Germany now need to register and obtain a licence. The process of applying for a licence can be challenging and time-consuming.
TBA Global offers effective solutions that are designed to make the process as efficient and stress-free as possible. If you sell into Germany, get in touch. Our specialists can help to ensure that you are compliant with the latest rules and regulations and across multiple territories. We will help you to obtain your licence as well as ensuring that your products adhere to Germany’s EPR rules.
Our unrivalled EPR knowledge is matched by our eCommerce services which deliver serious value such as cost and time savings for our clients.
What’s more, we offer FREE consultations. If EPR laws in Germany are likely to impact your business, get in touch. Our friendly experts will talk you through the entire process and give you complete peace of mind.