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Ecocontributions

Eco-contributions apply to certain types of products placed on the French market, with the aim to manage the retrieval and recycling of their waste.

Our Services

RM Boulanger can support your company in the periodic management of all these eco-contributions and in particular

  • Audit your flows and your obligations in terms of eco-contributions,
  • Determine which of your products are subject to eco-contributions,
  • Submit periodic declarations of your eco-contributions,
  • Regularize your previous operations,
  • Be the privileged contact point of your company with eco-contribution organizations,
  • Act as a tax agent or as a tax representative for companies that are not established on French territory and are liable for the tax

Contact us or give us a call on +33 3 20 25 70 70

Desciption & obligations

List of the different eco-contributions applicable to companies in France:

  • Eco-contribution applicable to furniture that can function as seating, bedding, storage, or a work surface
  • Eco-contribution applicable to electric and electronic devices,
  • Eco-contribution applicable to lamps and LED lights,
  • Eco-contribution applicable to batteries, portable batteries and accumulators,
  • Eco-contribution applicable to products containing molecules that might pose a risk to health or the environment,
  • Eco-contribution applicable to textiles, clothes and shoes,
  • Eco-contribution applicable to waste bags and household packaging products
  • Eco-contribution applicable to paper with a weight inferior to 224 g/m².

What do eco-contributions fund?

The companies subjected to these eco-contributions must join an eco-organization in order to manage the retrieval and recycling of their products sold in France.

Eco-contributions allow to fund eco-organizations in charge of waste recycling and reclamation.

List of existing eco-organizations:

  • Eco-contribution applicable to furniture that can function as seating, bedding, storage, or a work surface: Eco-Mobilier or Valdélia
  • Eco-contribution applicable to electric and electronic devices: Ecosystem ou Ecologic,
  • Eco-contribution applicable to lamps and LED lights: Ecosystem
  • Eco-contribution applicable to batteries, portable batteries and accumulators: Corepile ou Screlec,
  • Eco-contribution applicable to products containing molecules that might pose a risk to health or the environment: Eco-DDS,
  • Eco-contribution applicable to textiles, clothes and shoes: Eco-TLC,
  • Eco-contribution applicable to waste bags and household packaging products: Citeo,
  • Eco-contribution applicable to paper with a weight inferior to 224 g/m²: Citeo.

Who is liable for eco-contributions?

The eco-contributions apply to each product belonging to any of the categories mentioned above and placed on the french market by:

  • French manufacturers,
  • Importers or introducers,
  • Suppliers of products sold under their own brand name,
  • Foreign companies selling products directly to french individuals via a website.

What is the frequency for reporting eco-contributions?

Eco-contributions are to be declared by tax-payers through periodic declarations for which the reporting frequency is determined by the competent eco-organization.

How are they calculated?

The rates of eco-contributions depend on the competent eco-organization and apply to each product sold by taxpayers on french territory.

How can we help you today?

Do you have questions about how RMB can help your business? Send us an email and we’ll get in touch with you shortly, our VAT experts are always happy to help. You can also contact us by phone: +33 3 20 25 70 70.

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