Legally compliant packaging
Have you already started licensing your packaging in your European export markets? Every country in Europe has its own packaging rules and licensing procedures. Sellers who fail to comply with these requirements may face painful penalties.
Minimise your exposure by using our action guides or our licensing service for pan-European packaging licensing!
Do you sell products to other European countries?
If so, you need to be careful!
Because you could easily fail to comply with the rules, regulations and legislation in force in these countries. All European countries have their equivalent of the German Packaging Act. They have used the EU Packaging Directive as a template for their own national laws.
- Implementation is completely different in different countries.
- There is no central point of contact.
- There is a lack of information in German and what is available often has to be pieced together with great effort.
- At the same time, those who violate the regulations can expect to be hit with severe penalties.
With LIZENZERO.EU you have the choice: Either you use our action guides to find out whether licensing is mandatory in your target countries, what costs are likely to be involved and how you can carry out the licensing yourself step by step, or you choose our licensing service and we take care of all the steps for you. Whatever you choose, our services work
- compliant with the guidelines,
- and digital.
Our service packages
Our action guides
The value-for-money way of staying informed about individual countries, as a TOP 5 package or European bundle.
from €25 per country
Our Single Country service and our TOP 5 Package / European Package have all been designed to meet your specific licensing needs. Do you supply a single European country, or do you supply several of the most popular export markets? No problem! We’ll provide you with the input you need to handle the licensing yourself easily and cost-effectively.
The Single Country service and the TOP 5 Package / European Package all include the following three components:
1. Basic digital analysis
All services start with a basic digital analysis. We provide expert advice on what action you need to take in each of your export markets based on the information you provide.
2. A practical action guide to your export country
Next, we break down the complex national specifications and provide you with the information that’s relevant to your situation, along with other useful material (instructions, price info, provider recommendations, etc.) to help you navigate efficiently through the specifications.
3. Your individual information platform
We provide a clear overview of all the information and materials on each export country in your account and highlight any outstanding tasks. To stay on top of your progress, simply tick off the tasks you have done.
Our licensing service
We look after your licensing!
Our licensing service is the perfect solution when you don’t have the resources to deal with the complex specifications of your many export markets and your licensing volumes on your own. And here’s a bonus: if you’ve already paid for a single country analysis and then decide to upgrade to our licensing service, we will reimburse the cost of your single country analysis.
Our licensing service includes the following components:
1. Trouble-free licensing
We’ll handle all your licensing responsibilities from start to finish in each of your export countries. We’ll deal with licensing for you via a power of attorney.
2. Your personal contact
You’ll receive individual support from our experienced European packaging licensing team.
Are you interested in benefitting from our licensing service?
The benefits of our services
All information you need at a glance
If you choose an action guide, you can check your customer account to see what your responsibilities are in your target markets, whether you have already met them, and whether some are still outstanding.
If you choose the licensing service, we will fulfil all obligations for you and provide you with all documents once licensing is complete.
Staying up to date
In our action guide, we’ll keep you up to date with deadlines and changes. You can then get on with running your business knowing that you’re not missing anything important.
If you hand over your duties to us, we will take care of all updates and ensure that you are legally compliant at all times.
Easy and quick
Our practical action guides will safely guide you through the licensing procedures specific to each country. You won’t need any foreign language skills either.
With our licensing service, you can sit back and relax even more because we take care of all the tasks for you!
With our action guides, we inform you of your responsibilities in your export countries and give you expert recommendations on which recycling system is best suited to your needs.
If you opt for the licensing service, you can be sure that we will take over all your obligations as a reliable partner.
The LIZENZERO.EU process
The starting point for our action guides is a basic digital analysis. This considers the specific requirements of your target country and is based on what you tell us about your company. We then provide you with a detailed action guide for each of the countries in which you have responsibilities. You will then have a clear overview of the situation and will be able to carry out licensing in your export countries yourself at the least possible cost.
If you cannot spare the time, you can always make use of our licensing service and jump directly to step 4. Our team will do the work of Europe-wide packaging licensing for you!
Detailed action guides for licensing
Fulfilment of your packaging licensing obligations across Europe
Your source for insights and information about packaging compliance in the EU and topics related to e-commerce.
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What our customers say
from Wickelkinder GmbH (www.manduca.de)
Even though Wickelkinder GmbH (www.manduca.de) is a small company, we decided to do our own licensing in our European markets. The detailed action guides for the various export countries provided by LIZENZERO.EU are very useful, and help to minimise the time required for this process. “With just a few clicks, this inexpensive service helps us to find out whether there are any obligations to license packaging in our target countries, as well as associated costs – based on our reported volumes – and the steps needed to complete this licensing.
from Kater Kasimir
As an international e-commerce entrepreneur, I just love simple, digital solutions. And that’s exactly what LIZENZERO.EU is.