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Translated Case Report summary from German Agency ZSVR - Avoid packaging enforcement proceedings and stay compliant.
The German regulator has identified large groups of IT & Telecoms companies that have not been fulfilling their packaging obligations and has informed the relevant state law enforcement authorities that they have concrete evidence of offences.
“For years, the companies have not included their packaging in any system. Thus, they have unlawfully failed to fulfil their product responsibility.”
Sphera EC4P has produced a professional English translation of the German Registration Agency ZSVR Case Report "IT System House - Lack of System Participation" for legal clarity.
ZSVR Case Report details current administrative proceedings involving IT & Telecoms companies in violation of the German Packaging Act and Packaging Ordinance
Statutory ban on the sale of IT and Telecoms equipment which does not comply with packaging registration and system participation requirements
Fines of up to €100,000 under the Packaging Ordinance and €200,000 under the Packaging Act, per violation
Enforcement actions include screens, keyboards, mice, printers, notebooks, desktop PCs, servers, storage units such as hard drives, memory cards, USB sticks etc.
Obligated companies should ensure they are registered in all European countries for similar packaging compliance and consider legislation frameworks in other regions
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