EucoLight Workshop on Online Sales of Non-Compliant Products
Invitation to EucoLight workshop discussing non-compliance of online sellers.
Recolight has been raising awareness of the increasing number of online sellers failing to comply with the WEEE Regulations for some time. Such non-compliant organisations are referred to as Free Riders, because they are not paying their share of recycling costs.
This is a problem for the whole of Europe and not just for the UK. Recolight is working with EucoLight, our European Association to highlight the scale of non-compliance and look for a resolution.
Over the last year a series of events have been held and articles published by Recolight, EucoLight and its Members, and numerous trade associations.
EucoLight is hosting a workshop on 17 October in Brussels. This will bring together policy makers and stakeholders from across Europe to present studies, reports, and discuss solutions.
Included on the agenda are representatives from the EU Commission who will share their work and plans moving forward.
The workshop will go beyond WEEE compliance and address other areas where online sellers are failing to comply. For example:
- product safety and non-compliance with safety standards,
- VAT non-payment,
- and internal market regulations.
See the agenda below for details of topics and the European associations who will be presenting.
Join the debate
The event will be of particular interest to:
- Producers, consumers, distributors and online retail representatives
- Product testing organisations
- European and international institutions
- Market surveillance experts
- Extended producers responsibility organisations
Seats are limited so please register early!
Welcome & Introduction
Hervé Grimaud – ESR/Récylum, EucoLight Chairman
Study on WEEE non-compliance in online marketplaces
Nigel Harvey – Recolight/ EucoLight Vice-Chairman
Online non-compliance in WEEE lighting
Stephan Riemann – Lightcycle/ EucoLight Treasurer
Study on safety testing of goods purchased through online and high street retailers
Ieva Vardanyan – The Lighting Industry Association
“Fair business” in online sales
Triin Saag –EMOTA – The European eCommerce & Omni-Channel Trade Association
Product safety and liability for unsafe products in online sales
Léon Mölenberg – Ecommerce Europe
Developments at EU level: The Goods package, online marketplaces & market surveillance
Hans Ingels – DG Growth, EU Commission
Developments at EU level: Compliance of online marketplaces with Environmental legislation
Speaker tbc – DG Environment, EU Commission
Market surveillance of online sales: the European industry perspective
Philippe Portalier – Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association
Market surveillance of online sales: the field experience of Observatory OPTIME in Italy
Davide Rossi – Optime Federation (Permanent observatory for the electronics market protection in Italy)
Closing and final remarks
Workshop Timings and location
13:00 – Registration and coffee
13:30 – Workshop start
18:00 – Drinks reception and networking time
The hotel is 15 minutes by taxi, and 20 mins by metro from Brussels Midi Station