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How does the Ger­man Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tro­nic Equip­ment Act Elek­troG defi­ne insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tees?

An insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee, as defi­ned by the Ger­man Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tro­nic Equip­ment Act (Elek­troG), ensu­res the take-back and dis­po­sal of was­te elec­tri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment (WEEE) in the long term.

The basic prin­ci­ple is that the pro­du­cer bears the cos­ts of coll­ec­tion and reco­very of the WEEE from pri­va­te house­holds (B2C). In this con­text, the pro­du­cer pro­vi­des an insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee that ensu­res the ongo­ing finan­cial covera­ge of the take-back and dis­po­sal of all the equip­ment pla­ced on the mar­ket. The gua­ran­tee appli­es when the­re is no com­pa­ny that can be held respon­si­ble for the dis­po­sal of WEEE, for exam­p­le in the event of the producer’s insol­ven­cy. In this case, a public dis­po­sal pro­vi­der will coll­ect and dis­po­se of the WEEE, paid for by the funds depo­si­ted as an insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee. The aim of the insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee is to ensu­re that WEEE is always dis­po­sed of pro­per­ly, and that valuable raw mate­ri­als are reco­ver­ed for reu­se.

WEEE: When do com­pa­nies need an insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee from stif­tung ear?

Com­pa­nies that place elec­tri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment on the mar­ket must regis­ter with stif­tung ear befo­re they sell their pro­ducts in Ger­ma­ny. stif­tung ear is the com­pe­tent aut­ho­ri­ty for ensu­ring com­pli­ance with obli­ga­ti­ons under the Ger­man Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tro­nic Equip­ment Act (Elek­troG) and the Ger­man Bat­te­ries Act (BattG). Howe­ver, in order to suc­cessful­ly regis­ter with stif­tung ear, the com­pa­ny must pro­vi­de an insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee. Wit­hout this pro­of, the regis­tra­ti­on pro­cess can­not be com­ple­ted – and only after suc­cessful regis­tra­ti­on will pro­du­cers, dis­tri­bu­tors and importers recei­ve their indi­vi­du­al WEEE regis­tra­ti­on num­ber, which is requi­red for dis­tri­bu­ti­on within Ger­ma­ny.

What hap­pens if we can­not pro­ve that we are cover­ed by an insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee?

The regis­tra­ti­on pro­cess with stif­tung ear can­not be com­ple­ted wit­hout pro­of of an insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee. All com­pa­nies that place elec­tri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment on the mar­ket must be regis­tered. Fail­ure to com­ply with this obli­ga­ti­on may result in a dis­tri­bu­ti­on ban and/or sub­stan­ti­al fines.

Noven­tiz GEE: Cer­ti­fied pro­du­cer gua­ran­tee sys­tem to help you meet your legal obli­ga­ti­ons under the Elek­troG

Noven­tiz sup­ports pro­du­cers in mee­ting their legal obli­ga­ti­ons under the Ger­man Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tro­nic Equip­ment Act. We also offer a pro­du­cer gua­ran­tee sys­tem for pro­tec­tion against insol­ven­cy, which is reco­g­nis­ed by stif­tung ear: Noven­tiz GEE (Garan­tie­ge­sell­schaft für Elek­tro- und Elek­tronik­ge­rä­te).

In just three steps, you can ful­fil your legal obli­ga­ti­ons online:

What does a Noven­tiz insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee cost?

You will need to sub­mit new pro­of of your par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in a reco­g­nis­ed pro­du­cer gua­ran­tee sys­tem to stif­tung ear’s por­tal every year. The cost of an insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee varies from case to case and depends on a num­ber of para­me­ters, such as the type of equip­ment and the amount of equip­ment pla­ced on the mar­ket, expres­sed in ton­nes. We also take into account the appli­ca­ble cos­ts of coll­ec­tion and dis­po­sal of WEEE, as esti­ma­ted by the public dis­po­sal pro­vi­ders.

Get an insol­ven­cy-pro­of gua­ran­tee (inclu­ding cer­ti­fi­ca­te) and meet your legal obli­ga­ti­ons now.

Com­pa­nies based out­side of Ger­ma­ny need an aut­ho­ri­sed repre­sen­ta­ti­ve

Are you a pro­du­cer, dis­tri­bu­tor or importer of elec­tro­nic pro­ducts but do not have a local office in Ger­ma­ny? Then there’s an addi­tio­nal spe­cial requi­re­ment for you: As a for­eign com­pa­ny, you need to have an aut­ho­ri­sed repre­sen­ta­ti­ve to ensu­re that all legal obli­ga­ti­ons are met.

Noven­tiz can take on this task and act as your aut­ho­ri­sed repre­sen­ta­ti­ve. We help you com­ply with your legal obli­ga­ti­ons to ensu­re com­pli­ance and redu­ce your admi­nis­tra­ti­ve bur­den.

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