Who is a supplier?

Under the Producer Responsibility Scheme on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WPRS), "supplier" means -

(a) A person who manufactures regulated electrical equipment (REE) in Hong Kong in the course of the
person's business; or

(b) A person who, in the course of the person's business, imports REE into Hong Kong for distribution, but
does not include a person who only provides service for transporting the equipment that does not belong
to the person into Hong Kong for another person.

Therefore, the "supplier" referred to includes general importers, authorised dealers and parallel importers, but does not include persons who are only engaged in re-export business, logistics service providers or persons who only display REE and are not involved in the distribution of the equipment.

"Distribute" REE means -

(a) Supply the equipment by way of sale, hire or hire-purchase;

(b) Exchange or dispose of the equipment for consideration; or

(c) Transmit or deliver the equipment for any of the following activities -

(i) Supplying by way of sale, hire or hire-purchase;

(ii) 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.