According to the Legislative decree 49/2014 for Producer of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) is meant:
«any natural or legal person who, irrespective of the selling technique used, including distance communication, within the meaning of the Section II, of the Chapter I, of Title III of the Legislative decree September 6th, 2005 no. 206, for the protection of consumers in respect of distance selling contracts:
- is established in Italy and manufactures EEE under his own name or trademark, or has EEE designed or manufactured, and markets it under his name or trademark within the Italy;
- is established in Italy and resells within the national market, under his own name or trademark, equipment produced by other suppliers; the reseller is not regarded as ‘producer’ if the brand of the producer appears on the equipment, as provided for under 1);
- is established in Italy and places on the national market, on a professional basis, EEE from a third country or from another Member State of the E.U.;
- is established in another Member State of the E.U or in a third country and sells EEE on the Italian market by means of distance communication directly to private households or to users other than private households».
Producer can be also Distributor and Importer.