4.2 When is an importer an initial distributor?
5.16 How does "registering (foreign) brands as a distributor/retailer" work?
7.2.1 Examples of producers / initial distributors subject to system participation
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
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.