ITAX offers you the most suitable EPR solutions for all kinds of product categories in the UK, Germany, and France
Three steps to automate your EPR compliance!
Create an ITAX account
1. Select the service plan and pay
2. Setting your account
3. Determined your EPR obligations
Registration and reporting
1. Calculate your volumes
2. Double registration and reporting
3. Authorised representative if needed
1. Reporting and pay
2. Notice of next year obligations
3. After service if needed
EPR Categories in Germany
Since the start of 2022, online platforms and marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay need to collect the EPR registration numbers of all merchants that sell their products to Germany.
All materials of packaged products put on the German market including the primary
packaging of the products and any additional packaging for shipping (boxes, bubble wrap
and other filling material).
WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. In Germany, this covers all devices which are exposed to an alternating voltage of max. 1000 Volt or a direct current voltage during operation of max. 1500 Volt. As a rule of thumb: Everything that has a plug..
There are 3 types of batteries in Germany: portable batteries (consumer products, can be
hand-carried), industrial batteries (only industrial, commercial or agricultural purposes) and
Who is affected by EPR in Germany?
- Amazon merchants selling to Germany
- eBay merchants selling to Germany
- eCommerce shops selling to Germany
- Importers of goods for the German market
What are the duties?
1. Register your business in an official registry to get an EPR registration number
2. Join a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) and report your affected volumes
3. Pay an eco-contribution based on your annual volumes per EPR category
4. For marketplace merchants in Germany (Amazon, eBay, etc.):
enter your EPR registration number on the platform
Q1：Risks of not fulfilling your EPR Compliance
A1：Not registering for an EPR number when required to might lead to EPR-applicable products being taken down from the sales list by online marketplaces or even worse, shutting down of the online storefront. Late registration or declaration fees might also apply.
Q3：How does Amazon validate my UINs?
A3：Not registering for an EPR number when required to might lead to EPR-applicable products being taken down from the sales list by online marketplaces or even worse, shutting down of the online storefront. Late registration or declaration fees might also apply.
Q5：How do I make declarations to ensure I am being compliant with EPR rules?
A5：We will take care of your declarations. Some EPR categories require declarations on a quarterly basis and others annually. We will request relevant details from you before we advance with declarations.
Q2：How often do I need to pay the EPR fees?
A2：You register or license your products (batteries and electrical appliances) and packaging on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, depending on the EPR category. For packaging, you estimate the quantities you place on the market and then use this as the basis for paying the annual licensing fee in advance.
Q4：How long does it take get an EPR number.
A4：The answer depends on the specific EPR category. For example, UK WEEE registration only takes 1 business day to retrieve a registration number, however, German WEEE registration might take up to 2 months. Rest assured; we will proceed with your registration with relevant authorities after we have verified your submitted information.
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