Changes in registration and reporting in German Battery Law

The law on batteries in Germany is about to get changed! The newly adapted BattG will enter into force early January 2021. Are you selling batteries in Germany, whether based in Germany or distance selling? Be aware that changes in registration and reporting will apply.

On May 20, 2020, the German government approved the bill for a new battery law (BattG). Initially, you were required to report the deliveries of batteries to the German Bundesumweltamt (UBA). You were also required to pay the relevant charges. However, the new law requires manufacturers of batteries intended for appliances, vehicles and industrial batteries to register.

New Battery Law (BattG)

A foundation has been designated as the responsible body for this registration, which is also responsible for the registration of electrical appliances. At Pincvision we already have a lot of experience working with the Stiftung EAR and we will be able to register your company with this authority.

The registration obligation and the mandatory payment of contributions also apply to the delivery of electronic products from any EU country to Germany. So if you deliver electronic products or batteries from a EU country to Germany, you are obliged to register and pay contributions in Germany.

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Source: Strick Rechtsanwälte

18 Aug 2020 at 3:08 pm
2 min
Published by:
Joris te Pas
Environmental Compliance Specialist
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