Cease, changes, mergers

Producers and importers ceasing business or ceasing sale of products under the duty to register must be deleted from the DPA-System register. Also, DPA-System must be notified if a registered company merges or changes ownership. DPA-System must always been informed in writing.

Basically, the collective schemes assume any contact with DPA-System on behalf of their members – deletion from the register, however, always requires a written request to DPA-System from the producer or the importer. It is not possible to delete registration retrospectively.

When a company is deleted from the register it is no longer legal for this company to put batteries or accumulators onto the Danish market.

Producers and importers ceasing sale of portable batteries must also notify the Danish Business Authority.

Change in producer scheme affiliation

Producers and importers can shift between schemes: from one collective scheme to another and from individual schemes to collective schemes or vice versa.

In cases where a producer or an importer discontinues membership of a scheme and/or enters another scheme this producer/importer must notify DPA-System in writing, either directly or through the old or the new scheme.

Discontinuation and affiliation to a scheme requires documentation in the form of name and CVR number (Central Business Register number), information about discontinuation or affiliation (collective or individual) as well as date of affiliation/discontinuation.

Note that it is not possible to change type of affiliation in the reporting period from 1 January to 31 March.

For producers and importers selling portable batteries and accumulators a shift between different schemes has different implications for allocation of waste portable batteries and accumulators depending on the time of year of the shift.


If a company ceases due to a merger, for instance, there are different rules for new registration and updating in the DPA-System register. The rules depend on the CVR number (Central Business Register number) which the producer or the importer chooses to use when the merged company registers with the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency.

The producer or the importer must notify DPA-System in writing in cases where a change in the use of CVR number has taken place.

Last edited: 30/04/2020
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