Who is a seller?

Under the Producer Responsibility Scheme on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WPRS), "seller" means a person who carries on a business of distributing regulated electrical equipment (REE) to consumers, but does not include a person who only provides service for transporting the equipment that does not belong to the person for another person.

Therefore, some "sellers" may also fall within the definition of "suppliers" at the same time. However, "seller" does not include persons who are only engaged in re-export business or logistics service providers.

"Distribute" REE means -

  1. Supply the equipment by way of sale, hire or hire-purchase;
  2. Exchange or dispose of the equipment for consideration; or
  3. Transmit or deliver the equipment for any of the following activities -
    1. supplying by way of sale, hire or hire-purchase;
    2. an exchange or disposal for consideration,

but does not include any of the above acts done with a view that the equipment is to be exported in the course of business.