Following the implementation of the second WEEE Directive (Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electronic and electrical equipment) in Ireland through Statutory Instrument (S.I.) 149 of 2014, there is a requirement for non-resident Irish Companies to use an Authorised Representative to register for waste electronic and electrical equipment and batteries.
According to Part 1, Article 3 of S.I. 149, an authorised representative “means any natural or legal person, established within the State who has been appointed by written mandate from a producer established in another member state to fulfil the obligations of that producer, pursuant to these regulations in the State.”
The Benefits of Representative Services
- Non-Irish companies can relieve their importers of the obligation to register under WEEE Legislation in Ireland.
- Non-Irish companies can decouple their market access from that of their importers. Thus, they are free to expand their business and freely change and/or acquire additional importers in Ireland, which otherwise could prove difficult.
- Continued market access should an Irish importer cease trading.
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Authorised Representative – The Authorised Representative Service allows non-Irish companies to register for WEEE and Batteries in Ireland.
H2 Compliance assumes the non-Irish company’s liability to ensure compliance, acts as a communication point for queries, accepts an official role within the WEEE Register and can submits WEEE/Battery put on market information to the WEEE Blackbox and the chosen compliance scheme if required.