ZSVR recognised as federal authority – question of legal venue clarified


The German Federal Administrative Court has clarified the question of legal venue for actions to challenge administrative acts issued by the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR), sending an important signal in terms of the uniform application of the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act): the Osnabrück Administrative Court is responsible for deciding these legal challenges.

The decision dated 9 January 2023 also clarified that the ZSVR is a federal authority under the Rules of the Administrative Courts.

Press release 30 January 2023