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11th July 2018

Cherry Whittaker

Providing you with the latest WEEE compliance developments and regulatory updates all in one place, to allow you to keep abreast of key industry changes in a quick and efficient manner.

PODCAST: WEEE Open Scope - What we know so far

Posted: 5 July 2018

We have received many queries from WEEE producers, both our members and non-members, about WEEE Open Scope, so during this podcast we're chatting about what we know so far (as of 5 July 2018), including an up-to-date overview of Open Scope and the effects it will have on the current WEEE Regulations once implemented.


WEEE Open Scope in Germany 

WEEE Open Scope in Germany will come into force on 15 August 2018 affecting companies selling electrical products into Germany. However, in the UK and other European countries it is not due to be implemented until January 2019. 

Businesses currently selling products with electrical functions into Germany may become obligated under the German WEEE Regulations who were not previously, due to expansion of the product scope. Businesses selling furniture and clothing with electrical components are two such examples.

To help you determine which category the electrical products you sell into Germany will fall into, view a category decision tree HERE.

Current WEEE producers who already comply with the German Regulations will need to register any additional products that are now in scope prior to 15 August. Companies who are becoming obligated for the first time will also need to register before this date.

Comply Direct have a dedicated international compliance team who can help with this, to ensure that obligated companies are compliant in Germany by handling the registration with the relevant authority and ensuring the correct data is submitted on time going forward. Read more about our international compliance service HERE.

New Environment Agency WEEE Charges Released for 2019

Posted: 21 March 2018

The outcome of the Environment Agency’s consultation on WEEE charges has been released (21 March 2018). WEEE producers, compliance schemes and AATFs will see changes from 2019.

Why the Change?

The overall aim of the consultation was to set charges in such a way that they ‘work better for businesses and the environment… and are financially stable’. A total of 813 responses to the consultation were received with a large number coming from businesses affected by the WEEE regulations.

The Impact

The stakeholders aforementioned will be affected by WEEE Open Scope as follows:

If you think you may be obligated by the current WEEE regulations or will be once Open Scope is implemented, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our expert WEEE team for further information. We will be able to advise if your company does have an obligation and outline the steps you need to take to ensure compliance. Call us on 01756 794 951 or email info@complydirect.com