Single Regist(e)r(ation)?

Pan-European Registration?

With respect to the WEEE-Directive Recast the possibility of a so called "Pan-European Registration" was discussed. Behind that terminus stood the idea of a producer who must register only once with any National Register in order to place his EEE on every Member State market. For example, a registration granted from the Greece Register shall have entitled the producer to place his EEE on every other Member State market in the EU.

A national registration may only be considered as a bureaucratic burden but it has plenty of benefits compared to a "Pan-European Registration" that EWRN does not support.

For example: A registration granted in Greece is not enforceable in Germany. Also the chance for registered producers as well as for National Registers and public authorities to identfy and prosecute free-riders gets impossible and endangers fair competition, too.