The Packaging Act (VerpackG) entered into force in Germany on 1 January 2019. The new law replaces the old Packaging Ordinance while also introducing a number of key changes. The Act affects all companies that are initial sellers of packaging intended for consumers in Germany or are the first to import such packaging into German territory. What do companies need to know if they intend to ship their goods to Germany? And what are the changes in the law compared with the old Packaging Ordinance? We provide you with a summary of the key changes introduced by the German Packaging Law (VerpackG).