If, as an importer, you import appliances for which you have paid contributions to your Belgian supplier, then, under certain conditions (export certificates), you can re-claim the contributions from Recupel. See declaration.
Reimbursement of the contributions also applies in the following cases:
- upon sale with foreign VAT;
- upon taking back defective goods;
- upon assembly or installation in new products (e.g. screens, control tables, ...).
If you would like reimbursement of your Recupel contributions, then you must first enter into an affiliation agreement. This agreement contains the general conditions for the reimbursement of your Recupel contributions.
Important: Recupel contributions are divided into two categories: all-in contribution and administrative contribution.
The all-in contribution applies to all household electro-appliances. It defrays the cost of collecting, sorting, transporting and processing the appliances that are brought back to the container park or to the shop at the time of purchase of a new similar appliance. A part of the contribution also goes towards Recupel’s operations and communication (reporting, monitoring companies, ...).
For all professional appliances, an administrative contribution is charged when the appliance is brought onto the market. This contribution covers reporting and administrative costs. You cannot re-claim this administrative contribution.