Amazon has made another policy adjustment. According to the news released by Amazon's global store, if the seller in Germany has not uploaded and verified the German Packaging Law Registration Number ( LUCID ) before June 30 , 2022 , Amazon will temporarily suspend its sales in this producer . All products to which the Extended Responsibility ( EPR ) product classification applies! And from June 15 , Amazon will gradually restrict the sale of any products that do not comply with the registration number of the German Packaging Law.
As early as half a year ago, Amazon required that from 2022 , if sellers sell products on Amazon Germany / France, Amazon will be obliged to confirm whether they meet the requirements of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the country / region where the products are sold . Therefore, Amazon will collect and verify the seller's Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) registration number.
Extended producer responsibility
Extended Producer Responsibility ( EPR , the full name of Extended Producer Responsibility ) is an environmental policy of EU countries and regions, which requires producers to be responsible for the entire life cycle of the products they launch in the market, that is, from the beginning of product design to the product life cycle end (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.
German Packaging Law
The German packaging law is a major commodity classification of EPR, and it is also the EPR classification covering the widest range of sellers . Almost all sellers selling in Germany need to register for the German packaging law.
German packaging law targets the following two types of packaging: one is primary packaging, which is used to package the packaging unit of goods, such as packaging bottles for cosmetics; and the other is secondary packaging, which is used to protect the transport box / bag of goods during transportation. This can be extended to padding material to protect merchandise and tape to secure packaging, and shipping labels are also part of secondary packaging.
The solution for registering the German Packaging Act is shown in the following figure:
Sellers who have registered the German Packaging Law registration number need to upload to the EPR compliance portal in time and wait patiently for Amazon's verification. Amazon will use the seller's business name, address, and VAT / taxpayer reference number to verify the seller's registration, so make sure the data on the LUCID package registration matches the data the seller provides to Amazon.
Time is tight, and sellers on Amazon Germany must perform relevant compliance operations as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary losses.