Definitions

Producer of EEE means any natural or legal person / authorised businessman who, irrespective of the selling technique used, including distance communication:

  • is established in the Slovak Republic and manufacturers and sells electrical and / or electronic equipment under its own brand
  • is established in the Slovak Republic and resells electrical and / or electronic equipment produced by other suppliers under its own brand
  • is established in the Slovak Republic and imports or exports electrical and /or electronic equipment within the territory of the European Community.

Foreign producer of EEE means any natural or legal person / authorised businessman, who is based outside the Slovak Republic and sells electrical and / or electronic equipment by means of distance communication directly to consumers in the Slovak Republic.

Distance producer of EEE means any natural or legal person / authorised businessman, who is based in the Slovak Republic and sells electrical and / or electronic equipment by means of distance communication directly to consumers in another country.

If a distributor makes an EEE available on the market, which is originated from a non-registered producer, the distributor is considered to be the producer and should assume the obligations of the producer.

Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) means:

  • equipment the function of which depends on electrical current or electromagnetic field
  • equipment for the production, transfer and measuring of electrical current or electromagnetic field
  • equipment which is designed for use in voltage not exceeding 1,000 V for alternating current and 1,500 V for direct current
  • equipment falling within the categories 1 to 10. 

Introduction to the market

Introduction of a product to the market in the Slovak Republic consists in the first paid (e.g. by sale or leasing) or unpaid (by gift, lending) transfer of a product to another person or entity in the Slovak Republic by its producer for the purpose of its distribution or use. Importing a product should be considered as an introduction to the market.

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