It is not necessary to re-register when there is a new legal entity if the original legal personality of the producer is maintained. If no assets are transferred, and it is only the legal form that changes, the registration will remain current and the producer therefore does not need to re-register. This would be the case in particular in the following circumstances:
- change in legal form of a producer of packaging subject to system participation as set out in sections 190 et seqq. UmwG (Transformation Act);
- change in the business name of the producer of packaging subject to system participation as set out in section 31 HGB (Commercial Code).
A change in legal form or a change in business name, however, must always be reported to the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR). The new legal entity must include in the report the information affected by the change in each specific case (e.g. the name of the company, national identification number, etc.).
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