The Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) is established as a foundation under German civil law and has been entrusted with statutory duties since 1 January 2019 in its activities undertaken throughout Germany as an authority. In its governmental capacity, it is subject to the legal and technical oversight of the German Environment Agency. In many aspects of its work, it requires the agreement of other authorities, such as the aforementioned German Environment Agency, or German Federal Cartel Office. Determinations and decisions made by the ZSVR as administrative acts are subject to judicial scrutiny. The German Federal Audit Office is responsible for oversight of the ZSVR's budget and use of funds.
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