Upcoming EU Batteries Regulation requirements for EPR

Announcement reposted from Amazon Europe:

As previously announced, the EU Batteries Regulation requires all eligible standalone batteries and batteries contained within a product for sale in the EU to carry a CE mark and have an EU Responsible Person.

Now, we want to make you aware of EU Batteries Regulation requirements for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which will apply from August 18, 2025.

How does this affect me?

Producers of standalone batteries and batteries contained within a product must prove compliance to Amazon by providing a registration number before August 18, 2025. Starting on this date, Amazon will be legally required to either deactivate your non-compliant offers or comply on your behalf, depending on the country.

What do I need to do?

Step 1 – If you’re considered a producer of batteries, register in each EU member state or enter into a contract with an approved producer responsibility organisation (PRO). You can register now in the following EU member states: France (SYDEREP), Germany (Stiftung ear), Italy (Registro Pile e Accumulatori), Poland (BDO), Spain (Sede electrónica RII_PYA) and Sweden (Naturvårdsverket). We’ll notify you when other EU member states open registration. If you use drop-shipping or resell standalone batteries and batteries contained within a product, obtain registration numbers from your upstream suppliers.

Step 2 – Prove your compliance to Amazon by submitting your registration numbers on the Compliance Portal for each EU member state where you have registered (once the portal is live in Q3–Q4 2024).

Step 3 – Annually report your battery sales and pay eco-fees to the relevant EU authorities or PROs.

We’ll update you on country-specific EU batteries requirements for EPR as EU member states confirm them, as well as how to submit your registration numbers and pay eco-fees on battery sales, by Q3–Q4 2024.

Where can I find more information?

Go to EPR requirements: EU batteries.