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The prevention plan in France: eco-design and co.

The prevention plan in France: eco-design and co.

France has taken a pioneering step towards sustainable eco-design as part of the Circular Economy Act (AGEC). According to this regulation, all companies that place products on the market in at least one of twelve different EPR areas are obliged to submit prevention and eco-design plans.

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Shipping to Austria: Shipping guidelines and packaging regulations

Shipping to Austria: Shipping guidelines and packaging regulations

Since 2023, there have been important changes for retailers who ship their products to Austria. The reason for this is the comprehensive reform of packaging legislation in Austria, which parallels the changes already implemented in Germany. In this article, we highlight the main changes that have applied to foreign retailers shipping to Austria since January 2023.

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Optional packaging labeling in Spain: What you need to know

Optional packaging labeling in Spain: What you need to know

Since January 2023, there have been significant changes in the area of packaging labelling in Spain. The previous obligation to affix the Green Dot (“Der Grüne Punkt”) symbol to packaging no longer applies. Since then, companies have been able to choose whether they want to use this symbol on their packaging. This new regulation brings advantages for exporters to Spain, as they are now exempt from the previous licence fees and administrative costs.

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European packaging legislation and the role of the authorized representative

European packaging legislation and the role of the authorized representative

The changes to the Austrian Packaging Ordinance are currently also attracting a great deal of interest among German retailers. The main reason for this is a significant innovation: since 1 January 2023, foreign retailers who ship products to Austria and do not have a branch there must appoint an official authorized representative. However, this requirement is not only valid in Austria; similar regulations also exist in other EU countries. We shed light on the countries in which the appointment of an authorized representative is required for shipping and what consequences this has for you.

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VAT in e-commerce and the one-stop store concept – an overview

VAT in e-commerce and the one-stop store concept – an overview

International deliveries play a crucial role in global economic growth, especially for the e-commerce sector. This aspect has also been recognised by the European Union, which is why it has adapted its tax regulations accordingly since July 2021. These adjustments not only entail the fulfilment of certain requirements, for example from the German Packaging Act (VerpackG) or the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but also impose additional obligations on retailers who ship products to end consumers within the EU.

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Package labeling in Italy: A comprehensive guide

Package labeling in Italy: A comprehensive guide

Anyone shipping goods to Italy should definitely observe the labelling regulations there. In contrast to Germany, where the Packaging Act (VerpackG) governs the handling of packaging materials, other European countries such as France and Italy have their own laws. In addition to the licensing of packaging, these often also require specific labelling tailored to the country in question.

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