Who is a Producer?
The first person to put the tyre on the market (as a tyre sale or on a vehicle) is the Producer. As a Producer you must join Repak ELT and register with the Producer Register limited (PRL) at producerregister.ie
Under the regulations you must charge the vEMC due on each tyre sold and show it as a separate line item where the sale price of the tyre is shown.
What do the regulations mean for you?
- You must join and report to 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, as a separate line item.
- You must display your Repak ELT membership certificate.
- A producer is prohibited from placing tyres on the market if you are not registered with PRL.
- A producer who is established in another Member State or a country outside of the European Union may, by way of exception to Regulation 9 appoint an authorised representative to fulfil the obligations of that producer pursuant to these Regulations.
8 simple steps to joining Repak ELT
1. Complete your membership application for Repak ELT
2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your login details
3. Complete your back reporting and opening stock for retail tyres
4. Adjust your software/ till system to show the vEMC
5. Check your customers have joined the scheme
6. Display your Repak ELT membership certificate prominently in your business
7. Register with PRL and display PRL number on all documents
8. Brief your staff and customers
Reporting is completed from 1st to 15th of each month
Visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC)
As the first person to put the tyre on to the market you must charge the vEMC to you 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 Repak ELT and the PRL. You also have the opportunity to share your data securely and confidentially with Repak ELT.
Producers must declare opening stock for retail tyres i.e. tyres that have already come onto the market. Tyres you have imported directly are not deemed to be ‘on the market’ until you sell them and do not need to be declared in opening stock.
Producers report monthly the number of tyres:
- Bought by category, by supplier. (If imported you report bought from self.)
- Sold, by customer, by category
- Waste arising (if applicable)
Tyres with zero rated vEMC must also be reported
If you delay in joining in time for October 1st you can’t place tyres on the market and you will still be liable for the visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC) from the start of the scheme.