The German Packaging Act obliges all manufacturers and retailers placing packaging on the German market to apply for a licence through a packaging scheme. It encompasses all packaging materials and has no minimum threshold.
Also, every initial distributor must register with the Central Agency Packaging Register (ZSVR) and license the packaging placed on the German market via a compliance scheme. Failure to comply with legal duties in this regard is punishable by a fine and even prohibition of distribution/sale — so watch out!
EASyShop is our simple online solution that makes sure you’re fully compliant when it comes to sales packaging in Germany and Austria. You can fulfil all your statutory obligations via the EASyShop in just a few clicks.