Recently, Amazon announced that it will temporarily stop the sale of all products that do not comply with the German packaging law from July 1, 2022 in accordance with the EU’s Extended Producer Responsibility ( EPR) system . To ensure compliance with regulations before this enforcement action, Amazon will gradually restrict the sale of products that do not upload a German Packaging Law Registration Number (LUCID) starting June 15 . Amazon Germany site sellers need to start the relevant registration process as soon as possible to avoid their products being subject to sales restrictions after June 15 , which will affect their business.
Extended Producer Responsibility ( EPR, the full name of Extended Producer Responsibility) is an environmental policy of EU countries and regions that requires producers to be responsible for the entire life cycle of their products on the market, from the beginning of product design to the product life cycle. end , including waste collection and disposal, responsible entities must reduce the environmental impact of their commodities throughout their life cycle.
The German packaging law is a major commodity classification of E PR, and it is also the E PR classification covering the most sellers . Almost all sellers selling in Germany need to register the German packaging law. For packaging units (primary packaging) used to package goods, such as packaging bottles for cosmetics, as well as shipping boxes or bags used to protect goods during transportation, and related packaging materials such as fillers, tapes, shipping labels, etc. (secondary packaging) packaging), are required to register the packaging law registration number.
According to the E PR policy, Amazon is legally obliged to restrict the sale of any product that does not comply with the requirements of the German packaging law. Therefore, Amazon will collect and verify the seller's German Packaging Law Registration Number ( LUCID) . Considering that it takes a certain amount of time to estimate the number of packaging that pays EPR environmental protection payments each year and Amazon's verification of the German Packaging Law Registration Number ( LUCID) , it is recommended that sellers start the registration process as soon as possible to avoid selling related products from June 15th .
Currently, sellers can register for the German Packaging Law through the Amazon EPR Solution (ACES), the Amazon German Packaging Law Registration Support Office (RSO), or by consulting service providers in the Amazon Service Provider Network ( SPN) .