Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste
"Registration requirement for producers / initial distributor
Any party who places packaging subject to system participation onto the German market (producer / initial distributor) must register with the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) in the LUCID Packaging Register. Producer status is triggered by the first placement of packaging onto the German market on a commercial basis, or introduction into Germany, and does not depend on distribution method or retail level (section 3 VerpackG (Packaging Act))."
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