Compliance and Licence Partnership

Entering a compliance and license agreement with ARA AG and paying the compliance fee is an easy way for you to fulfil the legal obligations you have under the Austrian Packaging Ordinance. More than 16,000 businesses from Austria and abroad use our services.

Fast track to ARA membership

All businesses affected by the Packaging Ordinance can become ARA license partners:

  • manufacturers or importers of service packaging, provided that they have a registered office or place of business in Austria,
  • packers who have a registered office or place of business in Austria, for the first use of packaging that does not fall under the definition of service packaging,
  • importers who have a registered office or place of business in Austria, for the packaging of products and goods they import,
  • own-use importers who have a registered office or place of business in Austria, for the packaging of products and goods they acquire abroad for use in their own company and which they discard in the course of business operations, and
  • mail-order companies who do not have a registered office or place of business in Austria but, by means of distance communication, provide packaging or packaged products or goods to end users in Austria (under Article 5a Consumer Protection Law).