ElektroG: On July 1,2023 the deadline for the due diligence obligation for online marketplace operators expires.

Since the beginning of this year, operators of online marketplaces had to check whether the manufacturer or the authorised representative is not or not properly registered with Stiftung ear pursuant to ElektroG. This deadline has been postponed to July 1,2023. From then, operators of electronic marketplaces may not enable the offering or provision of electrical or electronic equipment, if a manufacturer or its authorised representative is not properly registered.

• Manufacturers must provide their WEEE registration numbers to the online marketplace
• The WEEE registration number requires registration as a manufacturer with Stiftung ear

Please note: The registration process with Stiftung ear can be very time-consuming and, therefore, should be initiated at an early stage. A WEEE registration number is only issued after the registration process has been completed.

👉 It’s a painful truth:
It is not possible to get a WEEE-registration completed by 1 July if you only recently have started or are about to start the application process.

👉 What are you supposed to do?
Be sure to initiate the registration process now anyway by using professional expertise in order to guarantee a smooth process and to avoid unneccesary time losses. In addition, get proactively in touch with the respective operators of the online marketplaces in order to jointly discuss a realistic time frame for the start of sales acivities.


Together with ECOLOGICON. Expertise by reinforcement.

Do you need detailed and customised consulting services (and more) on the registration process? We are happy to support you in fulfilling your obligations throughout Europe. Contact us now!


For further information on the registration obligation, please refer to: Registration (stiftung-ear.de)


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