What does placing on the market mean? You place electrical equipment on the market (the initial supply) when you supply it for the first time, against payment or free of charge, for distribution, consumption or use in the course of a business activity in Germany. Re-importation of electrical equipment is also considered as placing on the market. The same applies to the product areas of batteries, packaging and textiles. The basis for this is provided by producer responsibility, which obliges importers to implement legal requirements.
“Making available on the market” means “any supply of a product for distribution, consumption or use on the market of a Member State in the course of a commercial activity, whether in return for payment or free of charge” according to Directive 2012/19/EU.
If your products are subject to the scope (e.g. ElektroG), you are obliged to implement these requirements. If, for example, you offer or commercially resell electrical or electronic equipment from other manufacturers under your own name or brand within the scope of this law, the offerer or reseller is also a manufacturer under certain conditions.
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