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With our news, we provide background information and regular updates regarding the latest developments in the legislation on electrical and electronic goods, batteries and packaging. Register for our newsletter to receive our news four times a year by email.

Latest developments in the ElektroG: Open Scope

Due to the revision of the ElektroG in 2015, substantial changes are coming into force next year affecting the sale of electronic Equipment.

What should companies that have already registered look out for?

As of 15 August 2018, a field of application known as Open Scope will be introduced, reducing the number of categories from ten to six.

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Free online seminars on the sale of electronic products

weee full-service offers free online seminars in German to provide information about the framework and the duties of manufacturers and distributors. We also provide training on the key changes in the law and how these might affect your business.
 

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Change in parameters used to calculate guaranteed payments as of 2018

As of 1 January 2018, stiftung ear is changing the relevant parameters used to calculate guaranteed payments. Existing guarantee periods will not be affected. The following parameters are being modified:

  • Expected rate of return as a percentage
  • Expected mean lifespan in months

This will have the following consequences for you:

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New rules for the sale of electronic equipment

  • As of 15th August 2018, clothing and furniture fitted with electrical features will also have to comply with the ElektroG 
  • weee full-service is offering free online seminars on the legal obligations this entails 

As of 15th August 2018, furniture and clothing fitted with electrical functionality must comply with the regulations of Germany’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG). This was announced by the National Register for Waste Electrical Equipment (stiftung ear).

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