Packaging regulations for sellers on eBay in Germany

As you sell goods to German customers on eBay, we are writing to let you know that there are important requirements for your listings. These are due to the German Packaging Act (VerpackG) and your Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). These regulations focus on sustainability and help to prevent and manage waste.

To comply with the Packaging Act you’ll need to license your packaging with a dual system and register with the LUCID packaging register. We have brought in our experienced partner company Lizenzero to help you make the changes that are required.

eBay has a legal obligation to make sure that its commercial sellers are compliant with these regulations by 1 July 2022. If you do not take the necessary steps by the deadline, we will be legally required to restrict your selling privileges for the German market.

How to license your packaging

If you are not yet compliant, we will work with our partner Lizenzero to get you over the line. Lizenzero offers a straightforward way to license your packaging digitally using the Interseroh+ system. Their team is happy to answer your questions.

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How do I register my packaging with LUCID?

Firstly, you’ll need to provide the Central Agency Packaging Register with:

  • Your company name, address and contact details
  • You Tax/VAT ID
  • A declaration that your packaging is licensed with adual system

You will then receive your EPR number. Enter this along with the amount of packaging you are using when you open an account with a dual system. Our partner Lizenzero lets you open an account without the number, but it should be provided as soon as possible.

Find out more about the German Packaging Act here

Thank you for selling on eBay,

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