Warnings for international online shops that are active in Ireland

Quite a few online shops have received a letter from the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that pointed out non-compliance in the areas of WEEE and batteries in Ireland and threatened with substantial penalties.

The Irish Environmental Protection Agency has carried out research on the homepages of many foreign online shops and listed their findings like missing registrations and visible management fees in a detailed “Site Visit Report”.

Foreign online shops that sell electrical and electronical products (and batteries) directly to Irish end customers are obliged to register with the Producer Register for EEE (and batteries), appoint an Authorised Representative and join an approved WEEE take-back system in Ireland. In addition to that some products also require Visible Recycling Fees to be shown separately in the online shops.

Similar to Germany it is a requirement to report put on market volumes in Ireland on a monthly basis.  Furthermore there is a deadline stated in the letter for the necessary actions that have to be taken – otherwise penalties may be imposed.

If you have also received such a letter you can contact us at any time and we will immediately take all necessary actions together with you.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at any time.