EPR packaging deadline for Amazon.de

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The EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) deadline in Germany is fast approaching, but you need to be aware that Amazon’s deadline is just four weeks away, two weeks ahead of the legal deadline. If you send packaged goods to Germany or sell goods on Amazon.de in any form of packaging (product or shipping package), you need to provide your LUCID number for the EPR Packaging category by the 14th of June. Failure to do so will mean that your sales come to a shuddering halt.

Amazon will start blocking non-compliant listings on the 15th of June 2022, to comply with the EPR legal requirement that comes into effect on the 1st of July 2022.

Actions for selling on Amazon.de

If you’re already registered for EPR Packaging in Germany

Submit your LUCID registration number on Seller Central.

If you’re not registered for EPR Packaging in Germany

Learn more about Amazon’s free and paid solutions to help you meet your EPR compliance requirements.

Amazon recommend that you register as soon as possible to ensure your listings aren’t blocked. It may take up to four weeks to register in addition to five working days for Amazon to validate your LUCID number.

Your EPR obligations

  1. Go to the EPR Reports page to download detailed information on sales of your products subject to EPR regulations, including packaging for Germany.
  2. Check the Verpackungsregister guide to determine if your packaging is also subject to system participation. You may be required to enter a contract with one or more packaging schemes (also referred to as “system participation contract”).

If you are subject to system participation, you must declare your packaging both to the schemes and to the German authority Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (ZSVR). In addition, you will need to pay fees to your respective schemes for the applicable reporting periods.

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