WEEElogic has made available on its website a range of free country profiles in PDF format. Each document is a brief overview of a european country' specificities regarding WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment*) Directive compliance or battery directive compliance.
*For more information on what is WEEE, please read our related article.
According to the European WEEE Directive, a producer placing a EEE (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) on a Member State's market faces a set of obligations regarding its products end of life management, as well as batteries and packagings related to them. A company might have obligations in several EU countries depending where it has established its activities, including activities in headquarters and subsidiaries.
In order to comply with the WEEE Directive, a company shall pursue a country to country analysis of its obligations and fullfill each national requirements.
Each Member State has its own regulatory framework arising from the transposition of the WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU, as well as they have quantitative targets to meet. For more details on this topic, we have published a list of the 7 obligations faced by WEEE producers to comply with the Directive.
WEEE Directive application in each EU country
It can be complex for a company to assess its duties in each country it is established. To facilitate this task, WEEElogic decided to publish a range of country profiles to give an overview of the national specificities.
For more details or tailored analysis, WEEElogic has a dedicated team of lawyers providing legal assessment upon requests.
Each document goes through the key points of the Directive application in the country :
- Name of the national law implementing the Directive
- List of the main producer obligations
- Frequency of declarations
- Number of WEEE schemes
- If authorized representative for foreign distance sellers to end-users is required
- If individual compliance for B2B is possible
- If visible fee is mandatory or not
- And more specific details...
To this date, our country profiles overviews range covers 12 countries : Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.
These country profile overviews are briefed information, therefore they do not provide all details about particularities and specifications.