take-e-way News / 01/30/2023

As there is always confusion when a WEEE registration is to be terminated in the UK, we wish to provide you with the following background information.

WEEE
take-e-way News / 01/30/2023

As reported by Recycling Magazine, the Bavarian state government passed a Bundesrat initiative at its meeting on 10 January 2023, calling on the federal government to lobby at EU…

WEEE
trade-e-bility News / 01/30/2023

Among the new candidates are flame retardants (CAS No. 79-94-7), which are used e.g. in printed circuit boards, or melamine (CAS No. 108-78-1) used in Formica products and…

SCIP
trade-e-bility News / 01/30/2023

In January 2020, the EU Commission launched a project to evaluate the existing EMC Directive 2014/30/EU (Electromagnetic Compatibility). This evaluation examined whether the policy…

EMV/RED
trade-e-bility News / 01/30/2023

The entry into force of the Toy Safety Regulation will further increase the awareness of high-risk products, which should cover the need for a stricter set of rules compared to the existing Toy Safety Directive, especially when it comes to the efficiency of market surveillance.

take-e-way News / 01/16/2023

Since 16 January 2023, importers have been required to enter the registration numbers from the WEEE and batteries register into the joint system of customs and SOIVRE before importing their electrical equipment and batteries from third countries into Spain. This ensures an automatic check that detects the absence of a registration in any case. In addition,…

take-e-way News / 01/16/2023

Failure to register or improper registration by a manufacturer (or its authorised representative) constitutes a – sometimes significantly unjustified – competitive advantage for the manufacturer in question. Accordingly, violations of the registration obligation can be punished with a fine of up to 100,000 euros and the economic advantage gained through the…

WEEE
trade-e-bility News / 01/16/2023

A new provision that has also remained in the draft regulation despite criticism is the consumer’s right to redress in the case of product recalls. Such recalls will thus not only be more expensive for the manufacturer, importer and possibly also for the seller, but also more formally complicated.

take-e-way News / 01/16/2023

In the spirit of the climate protection slogan ‘Acting consciously’, the three e-systems companies take-e-way, trade-e-bility and get-e-right proactively pursue their continuous…

take-e-way News / 01/16/2023

The International Toy Fair will take place in Nuremberg from 1 to 5 February 2023. Please visit us at our meeting point in Hall 7, booth A-66 and don’t miss our presentation on…

take-e-way News / 12/30/2022

Spanish authority checks registration of producers of packaged products, the Visible Fee for disposal costs of packaging and the information on return to collection points of municipalities, distributors and producers.

VerpackVO
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

The agreed rules and regulations will cover the entire life cycle of batteries, from design to end of life, and will apply to all types of batteries sold in the EU: conventional portable batteries, batteries for light transport vehicles (powering wheeled vehicles such as electric scooters and bicycles), automotive batteries (providing power for vehicle…

EU BattVO
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

To encourage reuse or refilling of packaging, companies must offer consumers a certain percentage of their products in reusable or refillable packaging, e.g. eCommerce deliveries. Moreover, some packaging formats are standardised, and clear labelling of reusable packaging is prescribed. To decisively address unnecessary packaging, certain packaging is…

EU VerpackVO
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act Battery Act Fee Ordinance (ElektroGBattGGebV) was published in the Federal Law Gazette on 8 December 2022. This includes the new quarterly fee, as was to be expected. The association VERE e.V. will continue to campaign for a fair fee structure in the area of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act / Batteries…

WEEE
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

Based on a study, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) proposes to introduce separate cost rates for each plastic product group: For disposable plastic cups, a levy of 1.23 euros/kg would make sense; for plastic-containing filters of cigarettes, producers would have to pay as much as 8.95 euros/kg into the disposable plastic fund, according to UBA.

EWKFondsG
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

Analyses based on algorithms reveal when company data or reports on packaging quantities are incomplete or incorrect. In this way, suspected cases are identified and handed over to the enforcement authorities.

VerpackG
take-e-way News / 12/13/2022

Besides Austria, other countries (e.g. Greece, Sweden) have chosen the same path and are starting the attempt to create a better monitoring and enforcement framework based on an authorised representative not only for their domestic producers but also for the general market environment.

trade-e-bility News / 12/13/2022

A draft regulation provides that the EU Commission may impose product-specific ecodesign requirements on various resource protection aspects, such as the durability of products or the proportion of recycled materials in a product. In addition, the draft regulation contains provisions for a digital product passport to be introduced and for a future ecodesign…

Ökodesign
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…

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 devices and wireless products.

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.

USB-C
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.