CGlobal - QUALITY COMPLIANCE, SIMPLY DELIVERED
A Case Study on a Swedish company which sells consumer equipment (speakers/headphones) in different EU markets and how we helped them to register quickly in other EU markets in order to comply with producer responsibility legislation.
The case at a glance
A Swedish company sells consumer equipment (speakers/headphones) in different EU markets. Whilst the company was able to manage its own registration and reporting in Sweden, it needed to register quickly in other EU markets in order to comply with producer responsibility legislation.
Due to the complexity of compliance regulations, and because of limited in-house knowledge and resources, the company decided to outsource its compliance activities. EuropePlus provides straightforward compliance solutions with a single point of contact for producers with obligations
in several European countries.
The company, whose headquarters are in Sweden, was founded in 2008. It is a distance seller and online retailer only. It has another legal entity in France and sells electronic equipment to a total of nine EU countries. Those devices contain batteries and are shipped to consumers from Sweden in sales boxes containing paper/cardboard and plastic packaging.
The company had to assess whether it needed to comply for waste batteries, electronics and packaging in each of those countries, and whether it needed to appoint authorised representatives.
Landbell Group solutions
Assessment of obligation: confirming the countries where the company does and doesn’t have obligations.
Detailed budget forecast: per market/compliance service, outlining fixed costs,variable costs, one-off costs, etc.
Dedicated account manager: one single point of contact for all services.
Registration: in some countries, this was completed (with all contracts signed) in 1-2 weeks. In more complex countries, this took up to 3 months due to local bureaucracy.
Project management: clear methodology and guidelines were prepared. The account manager updated the customer on an ongoing basis and sent confirmation when registrations were in place.
Reporting: monthly/quarterly/bi-annual/annual reporting to authorities and/or schemes (as per local legislation).
Retrospective reporting: where legally required.
Provision of registration certificates
Information about marking/labelling requirements
Invoicing: invoice checking, final invoice approval, and information given on