The provisions of the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) apply within the Federal Republic of Germany. When packaging is exported outside of its jurisdiction, the Act does not apply. The relevant laws will be the laws of the destination country, which must be observed. EU legal provisions from the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive mean that similar provisions apply throughout EU Member States.
For information about the admissibility of retrospective deductions undertaken by a retailer/redistributor for 'independent' and/or 'unplanned' exports, please see 8.8.
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