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Contributions

Below you will find an overview of the current contributions.

Current contributions

Every Bebat member pays an annual flat rate contribution of €60 (VAT excl.). In addition, you are also charged an environmental contribution or an administrative contribution per portable, industrial or automotive battery or accumulator put onto the market. For retroactive declarations, the applicable environmental or administrative contribution is the one that was valid when the battery or the battery-operated device was brought onto the market.

As of 01/01/2018, Bebat modified its contributions for portable, industrial and automotive batteries.   

The law requires the environmental contribution to be differentiated for all types of batteries. However, in the interest of Bebat participants and of the retail sector Bebat appealed to the 3 regional administrations in favour of striking a balance between differentiation of contributions and administrative simplicity. As a result, only the environmental contributions for rechargeable lithium batteries are to be differentiated.

The administrative contribution for large batteries with a weight of > 20 kg (except for lead acid batteries > 3 kg) will not include the cost of collection, pick-up, sorting, processing and recycling.

Here you will find an overview of the differentiated contributions valid from 01/01/2018: 

Click here if you have any further questions on differentiated contributions. 

Contributions as from January 1st 2019

From 1/01/2019 onwards contributions for portable, industrial and automotive batteries and accumulators are set to change again. 

Only the amounts of environmental and administrative contributions will decrease further. The structure of types and categories, which were introduced as of 01/01/2018, will thus not change. 

What will change on January 1, 2019?

Every Bebat member pays an annual flat rate contribution of €60 (VAT excl.). In addition, you are also charged an environmental contribution or an administrative contribution per portable, industrial or automotive battery or accumulator put onto the market.

For retroactive declarations, the applicable environmental or administrative contribution is the one that was valid when the battery or the battery-operated device was brought onto the market.

The differentiated contributions are applicable as of 01/01/2019  to sales between all professionals (manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers). For sales to consumers, the new contributions will take effect on April 1 2019 at the latest. This gives professionals who sell to consumers 3 months to deplete their stocks. 

Here you will find an overview of the differentiated contributions valid from 01/01/2019: 

Questions about differentiated contributions

Here you will find an overview of our frequently asked questions.

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