I am a foreign producer and I sell mattresses in Belgium. What should I do?
Are you a foreign company that exports and sells mattresses in Belgi&umuml;, then as importers, your Belgian customers have a take-back obligation.
However, as a foreign supplier you can take over the administrative modalities of the take-back obligation of your customers in Belgi&umuml;. You then join Valumat yourself and you make an annual declaration of the number of mattresses that you place on the Belgian market.
However, as an importer your Belgian customer remains subject to the take-back obligation. Your Belgian customers must therefore demonstrate to the regional authorities that their foreign supplier declares these mattresses to Valumat. They must therefore “mandate you”. This can be done via a “mandate form”.