Declarations of completeness for 2021 - deadline 16 May 2022


The statutory deadline for filing declarations of completeness is 15 May of each year for the respective previous calendar year. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, it is extended to the end of the next business day. For the 2021 reference year, the statutory deadline is Monday, 16 May 2022.


An important note: to assist in submitting the declaration of completeness, the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) has prepared the 'declaration of completeness technical guidelines' to supplement the audit guidelines. The technical guidelines explain the technical submission process in detail. Should you have any questions, in particular in relation to on-site audits, please first contact your auditor.

The declaration of completeness audit guidelines can be found here.
The declaration of completeness technical guidelines can be found here.

An additional note: it lies within the responsible enforcement authority's discretion to decide whether a delay in filing is considered an administrative offence. The ZSVR has no competence in this area. Where deadlines are set by statute, there is no way to extend them.