Simply offering items for sale to countries outside of the UK can mean you are obligated abroad. With each country interpreting the law differently, it can be a complicated process.
The UK producer responsibility legislation for WEEE, batteries and packaging originates from EU directives
Similar legislation exists across all European countries, but the rules and systems differ widely
You may have to register, report and finance waste take back in these countries
What if I'm not compliant?
Failure to comply with overseas regulations could lead to expensive fines or trade sanctions, as well as damage to your company’s reputation.
Initial compliance review
Whether you already sell abroad or are just starting to think about it, we can help you with the process.
Following an in-depth questionnaire we investigate your obligations in other European countries and will give you detailed advice and recommendations for your overseas compliance.
We offer detailed and easy-to-use guides, setting out the legislative requirements for WEEE, batteries and packaging regulations in each EU country. This includes information on labelling your products as well as tools to register and report data yourself to ensure compliance.
This includes a detailed analysis of your supply chain and trade channels with scoping of your products.
We also check your registrations overseas with the relevant authorities. Then we prepare an action plan to help you rectify areas of non-compliance.
We finally forecast potential compliance costs to help you with budgeting.
Full compliance support
We can provide full support and guidance for your international compliance, coordinating your registrations overseas with one point of contact.
We also advise you on collating data for submissions to comply with different scoping requirements and deadlines. We facilitate membership with overseas schemes (where applicable) and manage your data submissions for you.
And finally we ensure your registrations and data submissions are kept up to date each year in each country.
Green dot license
We can provide you with the green dot license for trademark use on packaging in the EU.
Get ready for Extended Producer Responsibility
Many products are under consideration for future EPR by Government including tyres, mattresses and agricultural plastics. Here's what you need to know.
"Last summer, we
discovered that we met
the producer thresholds
under the Irish Packaging
Regulations. Already offering
us a great service for our UK
compliance, Ecosurety were
able to help us become
compliant in Ireland from
start to finish."Paul ThomasEnergy and Environment Manager, SuperGroup plc
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Our team of experts are happy to guide you through international compliance.