Foreign producer: importing oil to Belgium
If you are a foreign company that wishes to import oil into Belgium, you will invoice this oil to your Belgian customers. It is therefore your Belgian customers who are subject to a take-back obligation as importers.
However, as a foreign supplier you can take over the administrative terms and conditions of the take-back obligation from your customers in Belgium. You then join Valorlub and make an annual declaration for the quantities of oil that you have put on the Belgian market.
In any case, your Belgian customer remains subject to the take-back obligation as an importer. Your Belgian customers must then be able to demonstrate to the regional authorities that the oil they import, which they sell or consume in Belgium, has been declared by the foreign supplier. To this end, they must mandate their foreign supplier via a “mandate form”.