To comply with your obligations, Marketplace sellers have 3 main steps:
1. Announce an Authorized Representative:
It’s mandatory for a marketplace seller, who is not based in Austria, to announce an Authorized Representative by January 1st, 2023.
The Authorized Representative Agreement needs to be certified by a notary or by some equivalent institution if allowed in the respective country of the marketplace seller. The Authorized Representative becomes liable with regards to the marketplace sellers Extended Producers Responsibilities and is allowed to sign a contract with a PRO (ERP) in the name of the marketplace seller, see point 2.
The Austrian Authority accepts Authorized Representative registrations quarterly, the first time by October 1st, 2022.
2. Join a PRO (ERP Austria):
The marketplace seller must join a PRO in order to legally with its packaging. With our EASyShop flat fee solution we offer a reliable and legally secure one-stop shop for packaging compliance. Conclude your contract here. The flat fee solution includes 1.500 kg of household packaging and industrial packaging per calendar year. There is no quantity report needed.
If the marketplace seller places more than 1.500kg of household packaging and industrial packaging per calendar year onto the market, he must submit a quantity report.