Vehicle manufacturers are Producers as the first person to put the tyre (on a vehicle) onto the market. Retailers may also find you are a Producer if you import a vehicle directly into Ireland, as this makes you the first person to place the tyre (on the vehicle) onto the market
What do the regulations mean for you?
You must join Repak ELT
You must register and report to the PRL and may avail of the opportunity to opt in to share your data securely and confidentially with Repak ELT.
You must charge the vEMC due on each tyre sold. If you are selling a vehicle you are not obliged, but may choose to show the vEMC as a separate line item.
For all tyre sales you must show the vEMC as a separate line item on all sales documentation where a price is show.
Each time the price of the tyre is shown, on invoice, website, price list etc., the vEMC must be shown.
You must display your Repak ELT membership certificate.
How to join Repak ELT
- Join Repak ELT
- Update your sales software systems to include the relevant vEMC for all tyres
- Display your Repak ELT member certificate prominently in your premises
- Check your customers have joined the scheme
- Register with the PRL
- Inform your staff about the upcoming regulations and nominate who will undertake your reporting
- Talk to Repak ELT about your options for reporting
Visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC)
As the first person to put the tyre on to the market you must charge the vEMC to your customer. Your reporting will indicate an aggregate of the level of vEMC you have charged to your customers each month and you will be invoiced by Repak ELT for this amount.
The vEMC is paid to you by your customer and they then charge it on to their customer, which carries down throughout the distribution chain concluding at retail level. The vEMC is paid back to the tyre supplier at each step in the chain.
The visible Environmental Cost (vEMC) must be listed separately everywhere the price of the tyres is shown. On your website, invoices, receipts, catalogues etc.
If you delay in joining you are liable for all vEMC on all tyres from October 1st.
Producers report to the PRL and you have the opportunity to share your data securely and confidentially with Repak ELT through the ‘opt in’ option.
Producers must report
Number of tyres
- Bought by category
- Sold by retailer, by category
Tyres with zero rated vEMC must also be reported
If you are only now joining the scheme you are liable for any vEMC payments accruing from October 1st 2017.