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December 29, 2022

ElektroG3 changes as of January 1, 2023

Flexibility is the focus of the new ElektroG3, which came into force at the beginning of 2022. It is based on a national law initiative, which allows an addition of further changes on EU level, so necessary. The FBDi Verband reminds of some transitional arrangements that will apply from January 1, 2023.

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November 07, 2022

German components distribution market in Q3/2022

While incoming orders continue to normalize, sales of components distributors (according to FBDi e.V.) benefit from a strong summer quarter with 44% growth. Inflation and the weak euro contribute to surge.


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August 10, 2022

German components distribution market in Q2/2022

43% increase in turnover and still high incoming orders characterise the second quarter of the German components distribution (according to FBDi e.V.). 


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July 11, 2022

EU battery regulation on the finish line

With a large majority, the EU Parliament adopted the Council position on the new EU Battery Regulation, which is to replace the previous EU Battery Directive of 2006. The regulation is intended to ensure a more sustainable use of batteries throughout the EU and for the first time focuses on the entire life cycle of batteries.

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May 11, 2022

German components distribution market in Q1/2022

Continuing shortage and price increases from manufacturers provide again more than 50% sales growth for German components distribution (according to FBDi e.V.). Order situation is relaxing slightly.

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March 10, 2022

New battery regulation BattVO still in approval

The new Battery Regulation (BattVO) planned for 1.1.2022, which will apply directly to all EU member states, is still in the voting process, will probably finalizedin the first half of 2022. Until then the BattG2 Act on the placing on the market, return and environment-friendly disposal of batteries and accumulators (Battery Act 2), which came into force on 1.1.2021, still remains valid. Read here about obligations.

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February 16, 2022

REACh - Four additional SVHCs on candidate list

With the addition of four substances in January, ECHA's REACh candidate list now includes 223 SVHCs (substances of very high concern) that are candidates for authorization.

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February 03, 2022

German components distribution market in Q4/2021

Extreme shortage continues to drive disproportionate growth in German components distribution (according to FBDi e.V.). Sales increase by almost 50%, incoming orders rise by 103%.  

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