Every country in Europe has its own WEEE, Battery and/or Packaging registration system. These are so-called dual systems or compliance schemes. Some countries have only one system, others have several and each system has its own procedures and costs.
The number of sold electrical devices (POM = Put on Market),but also batteries and/or packaging, have to be reported to these systems. The frequency of these reports differs per system too. This can be annually, per semester, quarterly or monthly.
As mentioned above, costs that your company has to pay to a compliance scheme (e.g. membership fees and POM) differ a lot per country and system. Some systems have a fixed annual membership fee and charge extra costs for products put on market, while others base your company’s fee entirely on sold items or kilograms.
For example, you don’t pay any registration fee in Belgium and registration can be arranged within 2-3 weeks. Your company pays per product put on market.
In Germany one-off fees of about €450 in total are charged and the whole registration process takes about 12-16 weeks. After that one pays per kilogram put on market.
If your company does not have a registered office in a certain country, it will often need an Authorized Representative (AR) in order to be registered in the national WEEE-register. Often a compliance scheme can act as your AR for an extra fee.
Please note: in order to determine whether sales are B2B or B2C, most countries look at how a product is used and not to whom it is sold to. Your company can sell only to B2B, but if your product can be used by both consumers and professionals, it will be seen as Dual Use and therefore has to be registered as B2C. This can have an effect on the costs for registration and product fees.
Our Consultancy services
Registering and reporting in several countries can bring about a lot of red tape.
Weee Nederland can take this trouble off your hands. First, we make sure that your company is registered correctly in every country with one of our WEEE partners. After that, every month you will receive a reminder per email to send us your sales data. We will make sure that these sales data are reported to every system in time.
This way you will have only one place to go for all WEEE-related business in all EU countries.
The costs of our consultancy services are €700 or €1200 per WEEE-registration per country (depending on the system). For the reporting we charge between €500 (annual reporting) and €1200 (monthly reporting) per country per year.
If your company needs to register in several countries and/or also for batteries and packaging, we can you make a suitable offer.
You can also choose to only use our registration-services and handle the reporting yourself. In that case, after the registration is completed, we will give you instructions on how to report in the countries concerned.
Just mail or call us and ask about all our possibilities!
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