As Elker’s international corporate customer, you can take care of producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment and small batteries and accumulators in 30 other European countries through our cooperation partner.
The obligation to appoint an authorized representative is statutory in several EU countries. A producer who is doing EU distance selling to another EU country, must appoint an authorized representative in that country, to carry out the producer responsibility obligations. An authorised representative fullfills those obligations on behalf of the producer, in accordance with the local law.
EU-distance selling means selling electric and electronic equipment straight to the end user to another EU country. The end user can be a business or a person who is buying the product for its own use and doesn´t resale. Authorized representative is not a part of the sales chain. It can be a local producer compliance organization or a service company who is organizing the collection and recycling of waste electric and electronic equipment. If the country of destination does not require the appointment of an authorised representative, the company is registered with the local producer compliance organisation. The producer reports the amount of electric and electronic equipment they have put on market to the authorized representative (or local producer compliance organization) which reports the numbers to the local authorities. The authorities reports to the European Commission.
Finnish companies need to register in each country separately, as legislation and practices vary slightly from country to country. Elker is part of the European cooperation network weee Europe AG, whose members are the best experts in the legislation and practice of each country. Like Elker, the partners are non-profit organizations. You can register as a producer in different countries and thus report centrally on a one-stop-shop basis.
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