EPR WEEE enforcement in Germany on July 1, 2023

Announcement reposted from Amazon:

From July 1, 2023, Amazon will be legally obligated to check if you comply with EPR (Extended Responsibility Producer) requirements for WEEE (waste from electrical and electronic equipment) in Germany, and deactivate non-compliant listings.

We started deactivating non-compliant listings on June 5. If your listings are impacted, you can reinstate them once you have your WEEE-Reg.-Nr. issued and uploaded to the Compliance Portal. To reactivate your listings on an individual basis or using the bulk upload template, go to “Relisting inactive listings: individual and bulk completion.

If you are a producer, prove your compliance by registering your brands and submitting your WEEE-Reg.-Nrs. on the Seller Central Compliance Portal for all your brand and type of equipment combinations. It is important that you only do this after the numbers become visible on the stiftung ear portal.

Your authorized representative must be on stiftung ear’s list for your WEEE-Reg.-Nr. to be confirmed as valid. If this is not the case, check with your service provider and take the required steps to become compliant. Any listings with a WEEE-Reg.-Nr. from a non-admitted authorized representative will be deactivated after July 1, 2023, until the new valid registration number is provided.

If you are not compliant yet, you can self-register with stiftung ear or, if you need help to you meet your EPR requirements, sign up for one of our solutions: EPR Services on Amazon or EPR Service provider network.

If you are not a producer, ask your producer for the WEEE-Reg.-Nrs. for your brand and type of equipment combinations and submit them on the Seller Central Compliance Portal. Note that you must check the box stating that you are not a producer.

If you believe your products are not subject to these regulations, contact Selling Partner Support.

To learn more about EPR requirements for WEEE in Germany, go to “EPR requirements: WEEE in Germany”.