Producers

The regulatory basis

The French Environment Code states that every new tyre sold in France must be recycled at the end of its life. The professionals who put these new tyres on the French market (referred to as “producers” by the legislator) are responsible for the financial aspects and processing of their tyres once they have reached the end of their lives. This is the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).

Who are the producers?

A producer is a professional who:

Manufactures tyres destined to be sold to the end user or assembled on vehicles


for example, manufacturers

Imports or brings into France tyres destined to be sold to the end user or assembled on vehicles


for example, garages, websites, car manufacturers

Imports vehicles equipped with tyres marketed in France


for example, the manufacturers of all types of vehicle defined in article R311-1 of the French Highway Code

Sells own brand tyres


for example, distributors

Reasons for joining the Aliapur network, and how to do so

It is a regulatory obligation: all tyres sold in France must be declared, then recovered or recycled at the end of their life, in exchange for an eco-tax. Aliapur can take charge of this obligation on your behalf.

How do I know if I have to declare my tyres?

I am a distributor

vehicle mechanic, auto centre, specialist dealership, tyre specialist, professional workshop selling tyres

I buy my tyres directly from a French manufacturer or supplier:

    I do not need to declare my tyres

I manufacture tyres for my distributor’s own brand:

    I declare my tyres to Aliapur

I import tyres (from websites or suppliers based abroad):

    I declare my tyres to Aliapur

I am a vehicle manufacturer or official vehicle dealership

I buy my tyres directly from a French manufacturer or supplier:

    I do not need to declare my tyres

I import vehicles equipped with tyres:

    I declare my tyres to Aliapur

I import new tyres in order to assemble them on vehicles sold in France:

    I declare my tyres to Aliapur

How much does it cost?

Aliapur has established 6 categories of tyre, based on weight. The tyres declared most often are car tyres (which alone represent two thirds of the tyres collected) and truck tyres (a quarter of all collections). In 2019, the eco-tax is set at:

€ 1,18 exc.VAT for a car tyre
€ 8,60 exc. VAT for a truck tyre

an occasional or multi-year contract?

OCCASIONAL
CONTRACT

For car industry professionals who import tyres only occasionally, Aliapur has established a specific procedure: the simplified occasional declaration. With this declaration, there is no duration, but it only applies for up to a maximum volume of 600 car tyres or 20 truck tyres per contract.

MULTI-YEAR
CONTRACT

For professionals who import tyres regularly, Aliapur draws up multi-year contracts. In this case, the producers must declare their tyres online using the Aliabase extranet every year before 31 January for the volumes of tyres sold the previous year.

What happens if I don’t declare?

Car industry professionals who fail to declare the tyres they put on to the French market, and who thus do not contribute to funding the processing of end-of-life tyres, will be penalised in accordance with the French Environment Code, article L 541-10. Depending on “the severity of the failures established and the advantages obtained from them”, failure to respect the regulatory obligation to declare will be penalised with an administrative fine. This fine can be as much as € 7,500 “per product unit manufactured, imported or distributed”, in this case, per tyre (provisions taken from Order 2010-1579 dated 17 December 2010).

The obligations of each key player

The obligations
of producers

  • Declare each year new tyres put on to the French market the year before.
  • Pay Aliapur the eco-tax corresponding to each tyre put on the market.

Aliapur’s
obligations

  • Manage all the obligations for which the producer is responsible in application of the French Environment Code (article R543-144);
  • Guarantee collections (collecting, pooling, sorting) and the recycling of end-of-life tyres for its producer clients;
  • On 31 March every year (article R543-150) send Ademe:
    - the quantities put on the market by each of its clients
    - the volumes of tyres collected
    - the quantities of tyres recycled per recycling method
    - the final destination of the end-of-life tyres
  • Do not communicate any of the information concerning the producers to any third parties.

Our clients as of 01 January 2019