take-e-way News / 06/20/2022

This case impressively shows the meanwhile existing networking of public authorities in the field of WEEE. Against this backdrop, every pan-European manufacturer should be aware that the shipping options of its web shop can already lead to conclusions about the shipment of electrical appliances to other European countries.

WEEE
trade-e-bility News / 06/20/2022

According to Section 9 of the German Consumer Goods Ordinance (BdeGgstV), the articles listed in Annex 7 of the Ordinance may only be placed on the market if the warnings listed…

BdeGgstV
take-e-way News / 06/20/2022

In addition to the submission of a cease-and-desist declaration with a penalty clause, costs were demanded in almost all cases on the basis of an object value of € 10,000.00, i.e.…

VerpackG
trade-e-bility News / 06/20/2022

The substance is found in paints and coatings. If the threshold is exceeded, ECHA must be informed via a corresponding entry in the SCIP database, as well as the next recipient of…

SCIP
VERE e.V. News / 06/20/2022

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.

take-e-way News / 06/07/2022

According to Packaging Register Board Gunda Rachut, in anticipation of the tightening of the German Packaging Act, about 3,500 companies sign up daily in the Packaging Register, with a rising tendency. The driver for online retailers to contribute to the costs of disposal and recycling of their packaging in large quantities for the first time is the fear of…

LUCID
VerpackG
take-e-way News / 06/07/2022

As of 1 July 2022, shipping packaging added to your goods when shipped by fulfilment service providers and electronic marketplaces will no longer be licensed by them. The obligation to license these quantities (shipping packaging) is then passed on to the distributors. As a rough estimate of shipping packaging volume, Amazon recommends take-e-way customers…

VerpackG
trade-e-bility News / 06/07/2022

In a competition law case, the Higher Regional Court (OLG) of Frankfurt/Main laid down comprehensive obligations for the operator of an online marketplace if products that do not comply with product law are sold via its platform.

ProdSG
trade-e-bility News / 06/07/2022

The new Section 5 (3) No. 2 of the German Unfair Trading Act (UWG) contains provisions on the so-called ‘dual quality’ of goods. The background to this was based on complaints from…

UWG
take-e-way News / 06/07/2022

Violation of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act may result in a fine of up to 100,000,00 euros. In principle, a fine is not limited to maximum amount, but if the profit…

WEEE
take-e-way News / 05/25/2022

If you sell on Amazon.de, please enter your LUCID number for the “Packaging” category. Otherwise, you will risk having your offers blocked by Amazon starting 15 June 2022.

VerpackG
trade-e-bility News / 05/25/2022

This is a major challenge for manufacturers, importers in general and importers of electrical and electronic products in particular. After all, it must be ensured that tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), currently the most commonly used flame retardant, is replaced.

RoHS
trade-e-bility News / 05/25/2022

A study by the Freiburg-based Öko-Institut found that the replacement of cadmium (Cd) in so-called quantum dots does not reduce the ecological disadvantages by using substitutes. Quantum dots are used for image enhancement in LED displays. The previously existing exemption for this use of cadmium thus remains in place for a further number of years.

RoHS
VERE e.V. News / 05/25/2022

In all well-intentioned efforts to increase the protection goals of the Toys Directive, the concerns of SMEs must also be taken into account. In addition, the VERE association commented on the problem of manual signatures in the declaration of conformity.

EU
take-e-way News / 05/25/2022

IFAT Munich 2022, the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, is scheduled to be held from 30 May until 3 June 2022. The association bvse presents the SME businesses of the recycling and waste management industry at its large shared stand 115/214 in Hall A6, Entrance East. take-e-way will be available to you there…

IFAT
trade-e-bility News / 05/11/2022

Failure to comply with labelling and information requirements constitutes grounds for an admonition in writing and should therefore be avoided. For instance, a competition association is currently issuing warnings to retailers of electrical goods in this field.

EnVKV
trade-e-bility News / 05/11/2022

Disposal labels, in particular, are considered to be “absolutely chaotic”. Each country does something different, has or is planning its own logo or, above all, tries to avoid confusion with packaging labels from other EU countries.

VerpackG
trade-e-bility News / 05/11/2022

Evidently, the Federal Network Agency demands EU declarations of conformity and samples, especially for electronic products, and sets an extremely short deadline of only one week. This is especially a problem for distributors who have no or only outdated declarations of conformity.

CE / UKCA
take-e-way News / 05/11/2022

Comply with your information and notification obligations under the Batteries Act just as securely as those under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act. If you do not have a “Disposal” menu item on your website, you should at least fulfil your duty to provide disclosures in your publishing information, ideally below the indication of the WEEE number.

BattG
take-e-way News / 05/11/2022

In the opinion of the Federal Environment Ministry, a secure and independent supply of energy and raw materials is also a matter of national security. Valuable raw materials must find their way back into the cycle.

WEEE
trade-e-bility News / 05/11/2022

Accordingly, “containers of food in portion sizes for more than one person or containers of food in portion sizes for one person where more than one unit is sold” are no longer covered by Directive (EU) 2019/904 and are therefore exempt from its restrictions.

take-e-way News / 05/11/2022

On the subject of the EPR and labelling obligations in France, we offer you not one, but two free events in the next few days. Sign up right now!

EPR
trade-e-bility News / 05/02/2022

The EU Commission launched “Web Crawler”, a new electronic monitoring tool, on 25 April 2022. This tool is designed to assist national authorities in identifying online offerings of dangerous products reported in Safety Gate. This tool will detect and automatically list each of such offerings.

trade-e-bility News / 05/02/2022

In addition to warnings about leaking or toxic Corona masks and electrical appliances and accessories, one in five cases from the past year involved children’s toys in which hazardous chemicals or button batteries in particular were discovered. The most common problems reported in connection with electrical equipment and accessories related to the danger of…

trade-e-bility News / 05/02/2022

This topic concerns by far not only the labelling of products and packaging, but also compliant information in the online store and in the instructions for use.

trade-e-bility News / 05/02/2022

As the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) reported on 26 April 2022, the version of April 2022 is now available. It not only contains bug fixes and enhancements for all users, but also yields technical improvements.

SCIP
trade-e-bility News / 05/02/2022

Amazon is massively expanding staff in EPR (extended producer responsibility) and product compliance. Michael Dierkes from trade-e-bility is available to answer your questions in order to avoid forfeiture of sales authorisation in case of lack of product safety.

Amazon
trade-e-bility News / 04/14/2022

MEPs are calling for possible smart labelling tools such as QR codes or digital product passports, as well as a possible joint liability mechanism between manufacturers and sellers in case of product non-compliance.

take-e-way News / 04/14/2022

On Thursday, 28 April 2022, the next free live webinar on “Labelling regulations to support correct disposal in the EU” will be held, starting at 14:00h. The webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the legal environment surrounding labelling, not only of packaging, but also of other waste streams (e.g., WEEE and batteries). Afterwards, you will have…

take-e-way News / 04/14/2022

By 1 July 2022, all retailers who commercially place packaged goods on the market in Germany must register in the LUCID Packaging Register – regardless of the respective types of packaging. If they sell their packaged goods on electronic marketplaces, retailers will need to prepare for increased controls in the future.

VerpackG
trade-e-bility News / 04/14/2022

Possible product target groups include electronic goods, textiles, furniture, steel, cement and chemicals. Manufacturers or importers are advised to follow the further specification of the new framework regulation or actively send feedback to the Commission by 07 June 2022.

Ökodesign
take-e-way News / 04/14/2022

Manufacturers are required to join together to form take-back systems. Moreover, the new legislation provides for an authorised representative for producers of each waste stream from abroad. This offers foreign manufacturers of packaging and batteries the opportunity to register in Slovenia.

trade-e-bility News / 03/31/2022

As attorney-at-law Johannes Richard from our partner law firm Internetrecht Rostock reports, online marketplaces are required, e.g., under the Market Surveillance Regulation, to refrain from distributing non-marketable products. In this connection, lawyer Johannes Richard deals extensively with the topic of “Reporting and blocking competitors’ non-marketable…

CE / UKCA
take-e-way News / 03/31/2022

The marketplaces will be directly subject to this obligation as of 1 July 2022. They are required to check whether the online retailers or sellers who offer their packaged goods on their platform have implemented the registration requirements and system participation. If the traders violate the statutory provisions, the marketplaces may no longer allow them…

VerpackG
trade-e-bility News / 03/31/2022

Anyone wishing to place products on the market in the UK must then, at the latest, in addition to affixing the UKCA logo, also carry out a conformity assessment in accordance with the applicable UK product legislation and prepare a UKCA declaration of conformity.

CE / UKCA
trade-e-bility News / 03/31/2022

Plans are under way for this year to tighten the rules for products that do not require CE marking as well. This will then also apply to trivial items and non-electrical products such as furniture, textiles and some purely mechanical products.

ProdSRL