The new battery regulations in the UK have lead to many companies asking whether or not they are a “Producer”.
Examples in the government guidance provide the following examples of producers:
+ A company with a UK presence that imports batteries into the UK and then sells them wholesale in the UK.
+ A company with a UK presence which imports laptop computers (which include the batteries) into the UK and then sells them wholesale in the UK.
+ UK manufacturers of batteries that sell to the general public and / or to retailers.
+ UK manufacturers of mobile phones (which include batteries) that sells to the general public and / or to retailers.
Examples of non-producers are:
+ A company that imports batteries into the UK and then sells them overseas without placing any on the market is not a producer.
+ A company that buys batteries wholesale from another company inside the UK is not a producer.
+ A company that imports mobile phones into the UK without batteries and then buys the batteries for the phones from another UK company is not a producer.
+ A company that sells batteries from overseas directly to UK consumers via the internet and has absolutely no physical UK presence is not a producer.
There are also exemptions including batteries for specific military purposes and those designed to be sent into space.
many thanks for Gary, wish more people can join in the discussion.
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