If a foreign retailer delivers to a Belgian consumer, under which EPR does that sale fall, the Belgian or the foreign one?
- If a Belgian consumer buys a mattress in a physical shop of a retailer abroad, he is subject to the legislation of that country and therefore pays the applicable EPR contribution there. The foreign producer is not subject to a take-back obligation in Belgi&umuml; and therefore does not pay a contribution to Valumat.
- If the Belgian consumer buys a mattress online from a foreign retailer, the foreign shop is subject to a take-back obligation because of its sales activities in België. It must then join Valumat and pay a contribution to Valumat for the mattresses which it places on the Belgian market.