An IMDS-Entry is mandatory for suppliers of products used in heavy vehicles. While ordering, the automobile supplier has to sign a basic contract or contractually indicate that the products are used in automobiles and are subject to compliance of the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive. The underlying EU guideline is of a binding nature. Even sampling as per VDA Vol. 2 (German Automotive Standards) is regulated by contractual agreement. If these criteria are met, the supplier to the automobile industry can even issue a notice of complaint to the supplier/sub-contractor in the event of a missing entry. In cases where the suppliers do not mean manufacturers but distributors, the latter can in turn ask for an entry from their supplier.
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