German-British Chamber offers webinar on new German packaging law

German-British Chamber offers webinar on new German packaging law

The German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce is holding a webinar on “German Packaging Law: New Regulations Wrapped Up” on 8 July 2021.

The event is aimed at British exporters to the German market, both B2C and B2B, and will explain the most important new packaging regulations coming into force on 3 July 2021.

The German Packaging Law (VerpackG) currently requires all those who commercially bring eligible packaging on to the German market to register with the German Packaging Register and pay a licence fee to a German recycling scheme. Unlike in the UK, there is no minimum threshold.

The webinar will explain how the definition of ‘eligible packaging’ has been extended to more types of packaging and will therefore affect a wider range of companies, including now also B2B exporters.

Specifically, there will be information on the new requirements for:

– Transport packaging and other packaging not destined for the private user

– Reusable packaging, service packaging and packaging that cannot currently be licensed, such as hazardous materials packaging

– Plastic single-use drinks bottles and tins, milk and milk product packaging

– E-Commerce platforms and fulfilment service companies

The webinar will be held on 8 July 2021, at 10 o’clock, on Zoom.

Participation is free but places are limited. For further information and to register please visit or contact Jana Toon, email

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