Germany's new packaging law will come into effect in 2019, and exporters must pay more attention to it.
In May last year, Germany passed the latest packaging law, which will take effect in early 2019.
It is reported that enterprises selling goods in the German market will face a fine of up to 50,000 euros and a sales ban if they fail to comply with Germany's latest packaging law.
At present, there is still half a year before the effective time, and export enterprises must make more preparations.
Germany's new packaging law is about to come into effect, aiming at centralized recycling of packaging waste.
As part of the bill, the recycling target for different packaging materials will be increased from the current 36% to 63% by 2022. The bill will also encourage reusable packaging, with a target of 70% reusable beverage packaging.
In addition, the bill will encourage packaging manufacturers to include consideration of recyclability in packaging design. All enterprises must register at the packaging center registration website to maintain market access.
Enterprises that use 50,000 kilograms of paper and paperboard shall submit a Declaration of Conformity (DOC)
According to LoraxCompliance, a consulting firm, enterprises that produce more than 80,000 kilograms of glass, 50,000 kilograms of paper and paperboard for packaging and 30,000 kilograms of aluminum, plastics and compounds sold in Germany should submit a Declaration of Conformity (DOC). Otherwise, a fine of 50,000 euros may result.
MichelleCarvell, chief operating officer of LoraxCompliance, explained: "Germany has set some ambitious targets for future recycling, which will greatly affect the future of manufacturers."
The legislation applies to all manufacturers, importers, distributors and online retailers that place their goods on the German market. All companies selling goods in Germany must be prepared to participate in a dual system to arrange packaging recycling after the goods are used and continue trading in Germany.