Recently, Amazon announced that it will withhold and pay EPR for French station sellers who have not submitted a valid UIN for products (products subject to extended producer responsibility) that are sold through Amazon France and sent to France (including French overseas territories). , which means that those who have not registered themselves can register by themselves or let the platform withhold and pay, and those who have already registered need to register and upload their UIN numbers as soon as possible.
Effective January 1, 2022, Amazon is legally required to check third-party sellers selling in France for compliance with their EPR obligations for multiple product categories by collecting a valid EPR registration number (also known as the "Unique Identifier – UIN").
To demonstrate your compliance with Amazon's requirements, go to the Extended Producer Responsibility Compliance Information page to submit your UIN
If you do not submit a valid UIN, Amazon will report and pay environmental payments on your behalf and reimburse you
French packaging law
What is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy that holds producers accountable for the entire life cycle of the commodities they put on the market, from the beginning of commodity design to the end of the commodity's life cycle (including waste collection and disposal). According to the provisions of the Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations, responsible entities must reduce the impact of their commodities on the environment throughout the commodity life cycle.
Please follow the following EPR registration/upload guidelines to complete French EPR compliance:
How do you know if you are a producer in France?
According to Article L541-10  of the French Circular Economy Act, if you generate waste in France, you may be considered a producer. You are a producer if you meet at least one of the following conditions:
You manufacture goods subject to extended producer responsibility requirements in France and sell them domestically,
or you import goods into France that are subject to extended producer responsibility requirements,
Or you sell items under your own brand/name.
What categories of goods does the French EPR involve?
The product categories that need to be considered for the time being are:
1. Electrical and electronic equipment (household items, lamps, fire extinguishers and professional electronic products N);
2. Batteries (portable batteries, automotive batteries and industrial batteries)
3. Printing paper (boxes and packaging of goods (such as boxes for toys), shipping boxes, shipping labels and tape, etc.)
4. Packaging (printed items such as user manuals, wallpapers, gift cards and advertising inserts)
5. Furniture (household furniture and special furniture)
6. Textiles (clothing textiles, household linens and footwear)
7. Tires (automobile tires, agricultural tires and heavy civil tires)
Categories that may require registration in the future are:
1. Chemicals (glue, paint, car polish, acetone, vaseline, mastic)
2. Medical devices (needles, small syringes, catheters, pens with retractable needles)
3. Mineral or synthetic lubricating oil or industrial oil
4. Sports and leisure goods (except for goods that already fall into other extended producer responsibility classifications)
5. DIY and gardening supplies (except for goods already classified as other extended producer responsibility)
6. Building materials (building materials for professional use or home)
7. Toys (except for goods already classified as other extended producer responsibility, such as electrical and electronic equipment)
8. Packaging used in the catering industry (used to provide or sell professional packaging for products to be consumed (eg: food packaging, pizza boxes), except for products that already fall into other extended producer responsibility categories (eg packaging))
9. Non-biodegradable synthetic chewing gum, chewing gum is not biodegradable
10. Disposable sanitary textiles (not reusable) including disposable wipes for hygiene or cleaning
11. Fishing gear containing plastic
Information required for French packaging law:
1. Fill in the form;
2. French station tax number certificate;
3. Scanned copy of business license;
4. Scanned copy of legal person ID card;
If you don’t upload EPR in France, you will be withheld and paid. If you haven’t uploaded a valid UIN code on Amazon France, why don’t you act quickly?