Tightened Packaging Law: eBay brings solution partner Lizenzero on board
+++ Packaging licensing: From July 2022, eBay must control traders who sell to German end consumers +++ The solution comes is provided by Lizenzero, the online shop for packaging licensing from Interseroh+
Thursday, 7th April 2022, Cologne and Dreilinden/Berlin. On 1 July 2022, an amendment to the Packaging Act (VerpackG) will come into force in Germany, which follows the principle of so-called extended producer responsibility. In Germany, anyone who puts packaging into circulation must also assume financial responsibility for the environmentally friendly recycling of this packaging. The aim is to avoid waste, to keep valuable raw materials in circulation and thus to protect the climate and resources.
Manufacturers and sellers who want to sell via online marketplaces such as eBay in Germany must, according to the Packaging Act, participate in a dual system for the packaging before placing the goods on the market. From the middle of the year, the platform operators are obliged to check this system participation.
In order to comply with the new obligations under the Packaging Act and to support its sellers in implementing them, Germany's leading online marketplace eBay is launching a cooperation with the dual system Interseroh+ and its webshop Lizenzero. With their joint service, the partners support German and international companies in continuing to offer their products on eBay in a legally compliant manner.
eBay and Lizenzero now offer the sellers concerned the possibility to license their sales packaging (shipping, product and service packaging) online. For eBay sellers, the Lizenzero team is available to help with any questions. "We are pleased to have found a competent solution partner in Lizenzero and to be able to relieve our sellers in this way," says Dr. Nikolaus Lindner, Director Government Relations at eBay Germany. "The pressure to act should not be underestimated. For companies that have not taken the necessary steps by the middle of the year, we will have to prohibit sales on the German marketplace for legal reasons."
"With Lizenzero, we offer an intuitive solution for packaging licensing that enables companies to fulfil their legal obligations with just a few clicks," says Markus Müller-Drexel, CEO of Interseroh+ GmbH. "The partnership with eBay means more security for all parties involved – especially also for international suppliers who are confronted with stricter requirements on the German sales market. In addition to support in German and English, we therefore also offer customer service in Chinese."
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