It is easier than you think!
Bebat uses a fully electronic subscription procedure:
When affiliating with Bebat, you must become retroactively compliant with the take-back obligation.
In this way, Bebat wishes to avoid the discrimination of those companies who complied with the take-back obligation as from their establishment.
Importers and manufacturers who didn’t join Bebat from day one must also submit a declaration to Bebat for the batteries or battery-operated devices they have brought onto the market in the past, unless they have already fulfilled their take-back obligation or paid the environmental tax.
This declaration pertains to all batteries brought onto the market up to 3 years prior to the date of affiliation.
Belgian companies can give a foreign supplier a mandate to fulfil their take-back obligation. This can be interesting for companies that only bring small quantities of batteries or battery-operated devices onto the Belgian market.
Attention! The Belgian manufacturer/importer must fulfil the take-back obligation until the foreign supplier becomes a member of Bebat.
Internet sales / proxy
Foreign companies that sell batteries or battery-operated devices to private citizens are also subject to the take-back obligation and can also become a member of Bebat to meet this obligation.