Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR, is a new policy enforced by an increasing number of countries under which the producer’s responsibility for the treatment/disposal of post consumer products is increased. This policy attaches a financial responsibility to the producer which aims to create better waste management and an incentive to reduce waste at its source.
In other words, EPR is an environmental policy that makes producers of products subject to EPR requirements responsible for the entire life cycle of the products that they introduce on the market, from product design until the end of their life cycle (including waste collection).
GVC can help you with your EPR registration and filing. Read all about EPR in our comprehensive page below.
Beginning of 2022 Marketplaces must confirm that sellers are complying with Extended Producer Responsibility regulations in France and/or Germany.
So far, only German and French marketplaces are obliged to make sellers comply with EPR regulations, for example, Amazon fr and Amazon de.
In 2023 Austria will also make marketplaces to ask for EPR compliance information.
As marketplaces will start enforcing EPR, sellers will be obliged to register in the appropriate scheme for the type of product they are selling, in order to avoid being suspended.
In the first filing of each year, we suggest licensing less amount of materials since any licensed material is not refundable. You will be able to settle the difference in the last report by the end of the year.
Global VAT Compliance offers a dual registration and reporting service, both in the ZSVR LUCID system and with an approved EPR agency, to license all your packaging material and comply with your EPR obligations.
You can learn more and apply for EPR in Germany by clicking on the button below.
* A Consumer Sales Unit is a unit of packaged product which a consumer can buy separately from others
Example A pack of 6 bottles of yogurt is 1 CSU and 6 CUs (Consumer Units)
GVC offers 3 types of declarations depending on the number of CSUs to be placed in France throughout a calendar year.