Within the scope of the directive are equipment which, to operate correctly, need electrical current or an electromagnetic field or which are intended for generating, transferring or measuring such current or field and which are designed for use at a maximum voltage of 1,000 V in alternating current or at a maximum voltage of 1,500 V in direct current. Appendix 1 to the Government Decree 852/2004 (in Finnish | pdf 89 kb) shows an example list of equipment belonging within the scope of the directive.
All producers that place EE-equipment on the Finnish market must fill in the quarterly reports. If your company, during a reporting period, has not placed any products on the market, the report must be filled in with zero figures.
The product reports are filled in the electronic reporting system at Elker Ltd's web site. A link to the system can be found on the Reporting page.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation about a report successfully delivered to Elker Ltd. It is recommendable to check these confirmation e-mails to see that the confirmation applies to the period covered by the reminder. Also, from the report menu of the reporting system you can check reports filled in by you. If it appears that you have filled in all reports appropriately, kindly contact Elker to check whether your reports have arrived succesfully.
The companies with SELT Association, ICT Producer Co-operative and FLIP Association fill in the product reports every three months. The reports are to be filled in by the last day of the month following the reporting period. The report of the last quarter of the year must be filled in by the 15th of January next year. The members of FLIP Association report their equipment through a separate system once a month.
The product reports are to include only products which are placed on the Finnish market. The reports and recycling fees collected are country-specific, and the principle is that the fees are paid in the country of the recycling system where the product is returned when it is discarded.
If a company has exported products of a member company of Elker Group's producer organisation, products that the member company in question has reported to the producer organisation of the Elker Group on its product reports, the company that has exported the products is entitled to apply for export compensation from the producer organisation, for recycling fees the company has paid in Finland for equipment suitable for household use (B2C). For the producer organisations of the Elker Group, the export compensation is a voluntary system and the processing costs of the export compensation are deducted from the applied amount of export compensation. It is therefore not viable to apply for export compensation for small exported amounts. Export compensation is applied from the producer organisation whose products have been exported (SELT: WEEE 1, 2, 5 Lighting equipment, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, ICT: 3 and 4, FLIP: 5 Lamps). Producer organisations have different practices with regard to the export compensation, so more detailed information should be checked with Elker Ltd.
Producer liability entered into force in Åland on 1 January 2007. As from that date the products exported to Åland are to be reported to the producer organisation, and recycling fees for B2C are to be paid for the products. Products exported to Åland are to be included in the quarterly product reports.
Yes. The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Pirkanmaa only charges the reporting fee from the reporting businesses, pursuant to the Decree on Criteria for Charges Payable to the State, so no recycling fees have been paid as year for the consumer products in question.
As a member of the producer organisation you only need to report to the producer organisation. The producer organisation submits the WEEE follow-up information on behalf of its members to the authorities based on the report data received from the producer members. Based on the data gathered with the reporting, the producer organisations collect the data from the previous year for the supervising authority, Pirkanmaa ELY-Centre. Thus the member organisations of the producer organisations need not report separately to the authority.