Intertek Ageus Solutions Offers Solutions to Germany's Cease and Desist of Sales Orders for WEEE Non-Compliance



    German courts rule that Cease and Desist orders can be issued by WEEE
    compliant companies to non-compliant competitors

    KANATA, ON, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek Ageus Solutions
(www.ageussolutions.com), a leader in environmental legislative compliance for
RoHS, WEEE, REACH, China RoHS, Korea RoHS & WEEE, California Proposition 65,
US and Canadian e-waste requirements, and packaging and battery regulations,
offers comprehensive WEEE services, including Treatment Instructions, to help
companies avoid Cease and Desist Orders in Germany.
    In 2007, the Appellate Court of Dusseldorf made a ruling that confirmed
that the issuing of cease and desist orders will be upheld in regards to WEEE.
Specifically, compliant producers of WEEE may sue non-compliant competitor
producers of WEEE if they are not fulfilling their WEEE requirements
(registration, marking, treatment documentation, and take-back) in Germany.
Note that this action by a compliant producer against a non-compliant producer
is a separate action from the enforcement activities of the German authorities
themselves. A non-compliant producer could still receive enforcement actions
from the German authorities, such as imposed fines, in addition to any
penalties assigned through the violation of competition law.
    Intertek Ageus Solutions' market-leading expertise provides guidance and
services to meet each of the principal requirements of EU WEEE:

    1. Registration
    2. Implementation of take-back and recycling
    3. Proper product labeling
    4. Treatment / Dismantling Instructions

    "A WEEE compliant company in Germany could seek an injunction against a
non-compliant competitor, preventing the competitor from placing product on
the market, and even suing for damages," explains Bruce Calder, General
Manager of Intertek Ageus Solutions. "Our WEEE Compliance and Treatment
Instruction services are structured to provide our clients with a clear
understanding of their responsibilities under the legislation and a process to
achieve compliance."

    About Intertek

    Intertek is a leading international provider of quality and safety
services to a wide range of global and local industries. Partnership with
Intertek brings increased value to customers' products and processes,
ultimately supporting their success in the global market place. Intertek has
the experience, expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers
through its extensive network of laboratories and offices and over 20,000
people in more than 100 countries around the world.

    About Intertek Ageus Solutions

    Ageus Solutions, a unit of Intertek Testing Services, is a leader in
global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services and product
stewardship. Intertek Ageus Solutions provides a comprehensive approach to
compliance with e-waste requirements including product conversion, material
declaration, government reporting and due diligence documentation. Ageus
Solutions is the North American leader in Japan Green, RoHS, WEEE, and China
RoHS compliance, providing manufacturers with the expertise to meet and
surmount the challenges presented by these and other emerging environmental
regulations. Intertek Ageus Solutions has implemented environmental compliance
solutions for hundreds of manufacturers and distributors from across the globe
including Europe, the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Israel,
Taiwan and China.




For further information:

For further information: Nicole Cooper, Corporate Communications
Director, Intertek Ageus Solutions, (613) 599-4321, info@ageussolutions.com;
www.ageussolutions.com; www.intertek-rohs.com

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