August 27, 2018
Since August 15, 2018 the ElektroG applies 6 device categories instead of 10 to date. Now the ElektrG is effective for all electric and electronic devices within the scope of ElektroG, unless there is a legal excemption.
Companies, which have not registered with Stiftung EAR until December 31, 2018 are not allowed to import any electro device (according to ElektroG) at all into Germany, let alone place them on the market. The registration takes about 9 weeeks.