International compliance

Is your company compliant with packaging producer responsibility compliance regulations outside of the UK?

Do any of these apply to you?

- You export your products - You have an overseas office, shop or outlet - You sell products to different countries via the internet - You plan to expand operations beyond the UK
If you answered yes to any of these, you may have obligations. Click to contact us now.

What you need to know

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.

Ready for an 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.

Get our easy to understand international compliance guides

We offer detailed and easy-to-use guides, setting out the legislative requirements for WEEE, batteries and packaging regulations in each EU country including the most popular like France, Germany, Italy and Spain. This includes information on labelling your products as well as tools to register and report data yourself to ensure compliance.

Can you benefit from an impact assessment?

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.

Peace of mind with our 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.

Do you have the Green Dot license?

We can provide you with the Green Dot license for trademark use on packaging in the UK, it's free of charge to our members. We can also assist with attaining Green Dot licenses across Europe.
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Get a grip on EPR

New EPR measures are increasing the responsibility producers must bear. We'll help you understand the complexities and get prepared for the impact on your business.
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"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 Thomas Energy and Environment Manager, SuperGroup plc

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