Producers/initial distributors file their master data in the LUCID Packaging Register (https://lucid.verpackungsregister.org/Hersteller/Registrierung/Teil-1) and receive a registration number which they then provide to their system in order to enter into a system participation agreement for their packaging that is subject to system participation.
When registering for the first time in the LUCID Packaging Register at https://lucid.verpackungsregister.org/login, the producers/initial distributors set up a login by entering their company name, together with the designated and specific contact person(s) in the company and their respective e-mail address(es).
This contact person must activate the login within 24 hours via an activation link sent in an email, and can then complete the registration processes within seven days by entering additional producer information (see checklist 'The obligations apply to me: What do I have to know before registering?'). Before the producer submits the final application for registration, they will be shown an overview of all the information entered. Once the producer has made the application for registration, the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) will send them an e-mail with their registration number, and an administrative act for registration will automatically be generated and transmitted electronically. The VAT number or taxpayer reference number of the producer will be displayed in the public register.
The registration for initial distributors under obligation is always completed under the designation 'producer' regardless of whether these are manufacturers or retailers/importers, for example. This has to do with the fact that the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) refers to the party under obligation as a 'producer'.
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