Guidance for importers
Here you can find information about the key considerations on imports of goods and the associated obligations that apply to importers.
Would you like to register for the first time or make changes to your existing registration? Click here for the LUCID Packaging Register.
Watch these explanatory films about first-time registration or registration amendments to find out how registration works.
Manufacturers, retail companies, importers, mail order companies, online retailers – they all can be producers within the meaning of the Verpackungsgesetz.
Details can be found in the ‘About the term ‘producer’’ graphic
Delineation and obligations – What packaging types are there? Which are subject to system participation, and which are not?
Details can be found in the ‘Packaging subject to system participation and packaging not subject to system participation’ graphic
Are you placing packaging that is subject to system participation on the German market? If the answer is 'yes', then registering with the LUCID Packaging Register is not enough. You also have to enter into a system participation agreement with one or more system(s), and regularly submit reports about your packaging volumes.
Explanatory film about system participation
System operators overview
More about data reporting in the LUCID Packaging Register
International companies without a branch in Germany can appoint an authorised representative to fulfil their statutory obligations for them.
Check the Authorising a representative knowledge base.