Authorized representative under the Packaging Act in Germany

Authorization in accordance with the Packaging Act

The new Packaging Act (VerpackG) came into effect on 3 July 2021. Since that point in time, distributors of packaging subject to licensing without a branch office in Germany can be represented by an authorised representative and transfer essential manufacturer obligations to this person. As your authorised representative, get-e-right also offers you a convenient and digital service.

Under the Packaging Act, the manufacturer is defined as the distributor who packages goods for the first time in Germany or imports packaged goods for the first time into the territory and scope of application of the Act. The manufacturer defined as such is required to ensure that the transport packaging, shipment packaging, outer and sales packaging placed on the market by the manufacturer is taken back by the last holder and duly recycled. For the packaging items that remain with the private end consumer, the latter is required to participated in a dual system. This is referred to as packaging subject to mandatory system participation.

In order to ensure that both monitoring authorities as well as downstream trade levels and customers can satisfy themselves that the manufacturer is fulfilling its obligations as such, the manufacture is obliged to register in the publicly accessible LUCID portal operated by the Central Packaging Register (ZSVR). Compliance with such mandatory registration pursuant to Section 9 of the Packaging Act must be carried out by the manufacturer personally and may not be executed by a commissioned third party. You can transfer all other obligations arising from the Packaging Act to get-e-right and thus obtain relief of administrative effort and expenses.

Our services as your authorized representative as contemplated by the Packaging Act

  • Legal certainty through the handling of almost all obligations and duties arising from the Packaging Act
  • Free consultation regarding the Packaging Act
  • Convenient and fast reporting of sales quantities online via take-e-way’s customer portal
  • Participation in a dual system pursuant to Section 7 of the Packaging Act
  • Preparation and submission of any necessary declarations of completeness in conformity with Section 11 of the Packaging Act
  • Responsible for communication with the Central Register and the monitoring authorities
  • Handling your take-back obligations for packaging under Section 16 of the Packaging Act
  • Attractive terms and conditions

Commission us as your authorised representative under Section 35 of the Packaging Act and gain more time for your core business.

Compliance talk: The authorised representative under the Packaging Act (VerpackG2 / 2021)


In our Compliance talk you will find answers to frequently asked questions on the subject of authorised representatives pursuant to the Packaging Act in Germany.

Find out here about our service offered as the authorised representative according to the Packaging Act in German: Compliance talk: Authorised Representative according to German Packaging Act (VerpackG2)


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