Sell on Amazon Sign In
This article applies to selling in: France

EPR Requirements Policy for Third-Party Sellers in France

This policy applies to sales of your products on amazon.fr that are subject to Extended Producer Responsibility (“EPR”) requirements in France. Starting January 2022, in compliance with the French Law No. 2020-105 dated February 10th, 2020 (the “French Circular Economy Law”), Amazon is required to ensure that third-party sellers selling in France are compliant with their EPR requirements for applicable categories of products (“EPR Applicable Products”), through the collection of valid EPR registration numbers (also referred to as “Unique Identification Numbers”).

If you are selling EPR Applicable Products on amazon.fr to customers who have a shipping address in France and you are considered a “Producer” within the meaning of the French Circular Economy Law, you must provide Amazon with a valid Unique Identification Number for each category of EPR Applicable Products.

If you are selling EPR Applicable Products on amazon.fr to customers who have a shipping address in France and you are not considered a “Producer” within the meaning of the French Circular Economy Law, you must provide Amazon with your upstream supplier’s Unique Identification Number for each category of EPR Applicable Products. In case you cannot obtain the applicable Unique Identification Number(s) from your upstream supplier, you must register with the relevant Producer Responsibility Organizations and provide Amazon with your own Unique Identification Number(s).

Failure to provide your Unique Identification Number(s)

If you are selling EPR Applicable Products on amazon.fr to customers with a shipping address in France, but do not provide Amazon with the valid Unique Identification Number corresponding to those EPR Applicable Products, Amazon will by default pay corresponding EPR environmental eco-contributions on your behalf and recover these amounts from you. In such cases, Amazon will take the following actions on your behalf:

  • Prepare declaration reports on your behalf, with details of your EPR Applicable Products requested by the qualified Producer Responsibility Organizations as determined by Amazon, such as quantity (number of units or weight of products), device type (e.g. refrigerator, baby clothing, chair), product attributes (e.g. packaging material, materials of furniture) and other relevant information. Amazon will use information provided in your listings (such as weight of the EPR Applicable Product) or use default values in the absence of information necessary to prepare these reports.
  • Declare the reports to the qualified Producer Responsibility Organizations as determined by Amazon. The frequency of the reports is quarterly, semi-annual or annual as per the category of the EPR Applicable Product.
  • Pay the applicable environmental eco-contributions in accordance with these Producer Responsibility Organization’s list of prices and the quantity (number of units or weight of products) of your sales of EPR Applicable Products reflected in the declaration.
  • Debit your Amazon merchant account(s) held with Amazon Payments Europe S.C.A., or charge to your credit card or bank account on file, the full amount of any such environmental eco-contributions paid on your behalf.

Once you provide Amazon with your valid Unique Identification Number(s) for the EPR Applicable Products, Amazon will discontinue paying eco-contributions on your behalf from that reporting cycle (quarterly, semi-annual or annual as per the EPR product category) onwards. You will thereafter yourself pay your environmental eco-contributions to the Producer Responsibility Organization of your choice.

If you do not provide Amazon with the valid Unique Identification Number for each category of EPR Applicable Product and do not want Amazon to remit EPR environmental eco-contributions on your behalf as described above, then you must stop selling EPR Applicable Products on amazon.fr to customers with a shipping address in France.

Amazon may modify or terminate this policy in accordance with the Amazon Services Europe Business Solutions Agreement.

Please refer to the FAQ section on EPR Educational page for any questions on the EPR Requirements Policy for Third-Party Sellers in France, and in general to learn more about EPR requirements including for example, which businesses meet the definition of a Producer, the various product categories to which EPR applies in France, and the process to obtain the Unique Identification Number(s).

Sign in to use the tool and get personalized help (desktop browser required). Sign In


Reach hundreds of millions of customers

Start selling on Amazon


© 1999-2022, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates