take-e-way News / 09/17/2021

This July, the French packaging take-back schemes submitted to the French authority a proposal concerning the sorting information guidelines. The French government gave their approval to validate this proposal on the 9th September 2021. This decision will allow the take-back schemes to release their definitive version of the harmonised sorting information, together with a user hand book and all necessary technical specifications. The release is planned for the 27th September 2021.

take-e-way News / 09/07/2021

As reported by Internetrecht Rostock, Amazon is currently contacting sellers identified by Amazon as manufacturers who sell to Germany and/or France about the Extended Producer…

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VERE e.V. News / 09/07/2021

As a member of the association VERE e.V., you can become a party to an overall agreement as a distributor of products subject to copyright fees under the Copyright Act (UrhG) and…

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trade-e-bility News / 09/07/2021

As announced by the British Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on 24 August 2021, the validity of the CE mark as a mark of conformity in the context of marketing…

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take-e-way News / 09/07/2021

Companies that distribute across borders to end-users are at the same time in the position of battery producers with corresponding obligations. Physical stores must collect all types of waste portable batteries if portable batteries are distributed from that shop.

take-e-way News / 08/31/2021

From 1 September 2021, the energy label for light sources, also known as lamps or bulbs, will change. The BVT (Bundesverband Technik des Einzelhandels e.V.) shows in a clear checklist what retailers have to do now in concrete terms.

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trade-e-bility News / 08/31/2021

In 2020, Germany recorded by far the strongest growth in sales of air purifiers among the five largest markets in Europe. When selling air purifiers, it is fatal to advertise with concrete statements in the absence of any verified data. As a matter of principle, all promises of performance should also be verifiable in order to ensure protection against…

take-e-way News / 08/31/2021

As we have learned, a take-back system based there is also actively sounding out the market. The aim of this action is to ensure fairer competition and at the same time to draw more attention to the legal obligations.

trade-e-bility News / 08/24/2021

The German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has published a guide on the subject of risk assessment and recall management. If you are affected by this,…

take-e-way News / 08/24/2021

With effect from 19 July 2021, a comprehensive reform of the Waste Act 646/2011 has come into force in Finland. Extended producer responsibility for batteries and accumulators now…

take-e-way News / 08/24/2021

Solar roof tiles are covered by the WEEE Directive throughout the EU. Depending on their dimensions, they are classified as large or small electrical appliances (the edge length is the decisive factor).

trade-e-bility News / 08/17/2021

Since the new Market Surveillance Regulation took effect, Amazon has had to assume increased responsibility for complying with REACH requirements and has been calling for evidence of REACH compliance from Amazon marketplace traders for some time now.

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trade-e-bility News / 08/17/2021

The FDP parliamentary group has submitted a so-called minor enquiry in the German Bundestag as to whether the transmission of information via the SCIP database does not go beyond what is required by law. If you place articles containing SVHCs on the EU market, you should follow this development.

take-e-way News / 08/17/2021

According to the gfu, sales of turntables were up by eight per cent in the first half of 2021, to just under 63,000 units. Record players belong to the appliance type “small electrical appliances up to max. 50cm” or “large electrical appliances with dimensions over 50cm”.

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take-e-way News / 08/17/2021

With effect from July 1st, 2021, the Portuguese environmental authority APA announced the early implementation of the official registration of an authorized representative for waste streams other than Electrical and Electronic devices. The product categories that benefit from this go beyond Batteries and Accumulators as well as Packaging. From January 1st,…

trade-e-bility News / 08/09/2021

On 21 May 2021, trade-e-bility reported that products made of bamboo are not suitable for contact with food. On 28 July 2021, the German consumer advice centre (Verbraucherzentrale) likewise reported on harmful substances in plastic tableware with bamboo admixture and recommended caution.

trade-e-bility News / 08/09/2021

Toys belong to the product groups that have to be marked separately in online shops. As online shops want to be easily accessible and easy to find, they are also easily monitored by market surveillance and prone to admonitions.

take-e-way News / 08/09/2021

As reported by the German IT law firm “IT-Recht-Kanzlei”, an important link has changed due to a restructuring of a governmental website. The discontinued functionality of the previously valid link to the take-back statistics may call for an adjustment to be made to your publishing information.

take-e-way News / 08/09/2021

Smart home products are required to be registered in Germany as small appliances as contemplated by the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act and not as small ITC devices. In the other EU member states, smart home products are registered in different device types depending on their function.

trade-e-bility News / 07/27/2021

The use of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl compounds (PFASs) processed in numerous products such as paper, textiles, ski wax, electronic products, wall paints, cleaning agents, pans or cosmetics because of their water, grease and dirt-repellent properties, is to be restricted.

trade-e-bility News / 07/27/2021

The EU Commission has extended the restrictions on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to include a further 5 applications. These are PAHs used in granulates and mulches for outdoor sports and play applications. Failures to comply can be punished as a criminal offence.

trade-e-bility News / 07/27/2021

Effective as of 19 July 2021, the list of harmonised standards for radio equipment (RED) has been extended by implementing decision (EU) 2021/1196. In the EC Declaration of Conformity, these standards may be listed without any further technical justification or reasons.

take-e-way News / 07/27/2021

The Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register has now also published on its website an overview of the amendments to the Packaging Act since 3 July 2021 as well as on 1 January 2022 and 1 July 2022. The fact that a proper registration according to the Packaging Act, where required, is not only in the interest of the environment but also suitable for…

trade-e-bility News / 07/21/2021

Since 9 June 2021, new regulations have been in force for approval of child restraint systems in vehicles. The amendments to UN Regulation No. 44 concern the possible configurations available. The first modifications are to be complied with as of 1 September 2021.

trade-e-bility News / 07/21/2021

In a publication dated 2 July 2021, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has classified further additives in tobacco or liquids as hazardous. These include the additives guar gum and sorbitol. This classification by the BfR means that a ban is to be expected for these additives.

take-e-way News / 07/21/2021

All powerbanks (including those with additional functions) are subject to the German Batteries Act as equipment batteries. Powerbanks with additional functions, being electrical appliances (equipment containing batteries) are likewise subject to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act.

take-e-way News / 07/21/2021

An interface now allows retailers and marketplaces to use the taxpayer reference number of producers and online retailers to quickly determine whether they are listed in the register. Free riders become more apparent quicker.

trade-e-bility News / 07/15/2021

Tomorrow the new Market Surveillance Regulation will take effect throughout the EU. On Monday, 19.07.2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. (CET), our compliance experts Boris Berndt and Dr Martin Büscher from the company trade-e-bility will be available for an online advice session. On this occasion you will have the opportunity to discuss your problems and open questions…

take-e-way News / 07/15/2021

Tomorrow the new Market Surveillance Regulation will take effect throughout the EU. On Monday, 19.07.2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. (CET), our compliance experts Boris Berndt and Dr Martin Büscher from the company trade-e-bility will be available for an online advice session. On this occasion you will have the opportunity to discuss your problems and open questions…