eBay June ’23 Seller Release – Regulations

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eBay June '23 Seller Release - Regulations

In today’s seller release, eBay say that they are here to help you navigate the regulations that impact your business, and to provide easier ways for you to get, and stay, compliant.

If you sell to buyers in France or Germany you need to know how to stay on top of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations. These apply to all sellers and are part of a Europe-wide initiative to protect the environment by improving waste management and stimulating innovation in recycling. 

You can also take a closer look at the regulations that affect your business on eBay’s new one stop shop for all things regulatory.

EPR in France

Items sold in or into France are subject to EPR regulations, requiring sellers to add certain information to their account and listings. Specifically, you need to add your Unique Identification Number (UIN) to your Account Settings page, under Business Information.  

eBay request that you update your information as soon as possible to ensure that listings covered by EPR regulations remain visible on eBay.fr, and to avoid eBay collecting any recycling fees paid on your behalf. 

You can find more information about EPR in France on eBay’s Help page.

EPR in Germany

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations are EPR laws that apply to electronics and electrical goods sold to customers in Germany.

The German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) regulates the environmentally responsible disposal of electrical equipment. If you manufacture or import items that are subject to these regulations, you’ll need to add your WEEE number to your Account Settings under Business Information when you offer an item for sale to Germany. 

The German Packaging Act (VerpackG) regulates packaging materials for items sold to customers in Germany.  If you’re selling items subject to these regulations, you’ll need to add your Lucid number to your Account Settings under Business Information when you offer an item for sale to Germany.

You can find more information and examples of products that are affected on eBay’s Help page

Items containing hazardous materials

If you are selling certain items that contain hazardous materials to buyers in the EU or UK, you’re legally required to include the hazardous characteristics as a part of that listing. You can find this information on the item’s label or the accompanying documentation.

You’ll need to add this information to the item disclosures module (see below) when you create or revise a listing for any item containing hazardous materials. You can find more information on which items are affected on eBay’s Help page.

eBay have developed a quick and easy way for you to add the required information to listings for items that contain hazardous substances.

The new item disclosure module will appear automatically when you’re listing in categories that are potentially impacted, and will prompt you to add this information when creating your listing.

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