In the last issue, we talked about the Italian packaging law, and today we will talk about the Italian battery law.
Italian battery law related policies
In Italy, Directive /66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators has been implemented by Decree /2008.
Removal of the domestic market launch of nickel-cadmium batteries for cordless power tools (from January 1, 2017) and derogations related to mercury in button batteries, and an increase to manufacturers on the requirements that must be provided for correct removal from electrical appliances Instructions for used batteries and accumulators.
Which sellers need to register?
Anyone placing a battery or accumulator on the Italian market for the first time in a professional capacity includes the following:
a. Companies that manufacture and trade batteries and accumulators in Italy;
b. Companies importing (for subsequent resale and/or marketing) batteries and accumulators (or AEE or other equipment or vehicles containing them) from EU and non-EU member states;
c. Companies located in foreign countries (EU and non-EU member states) exporting batteries and accumulators (or AEE or other equipment or vehicles containing them) to end users (individuals and companies) in Italy.
Risks and consequences of not registering batteries
a. Portable and vehicle-mounted batteries and accumulators of unspecified capacity will be subject to administrative penalties ranging from 50 to 1,000 euros. If the above-mentioned signs or signs do not meet the requirements of the same paragraph, the same monetary administrative sanctions shall be given;
b. Placing batteries or accumulators on the market without registering with the Chamber of Commerce will be subject to administrative penalties ranging from 30,000 to 100,000 euros;
c. Failure to communicate the information referred to in the same article to the national register required to finance waste management systems for batteries and accumulators, or to communicate the information in an incomplete or incorrect manner, is subject to an administrative fine ranging from 2,000 to 20,000 euros .
Although Italian sellers have not yet been required to complete packaging compliance, judging from the continuous implementation of EPR in Germany and France, the compliance requirements of EPR are becoming more and more serious. It is recommended that sellers in Italy should make arrangements in advance to avoid the follow-up gathering. Sign up and reduce the risk of high fines!