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Business Seller News - Autumn 2012
Motors: comply with new European tyre law
European law is changing and you’ll be required to display tyre performance information in listings for tyres manufactured on or after 1 July 2012. From today, eBay is helping you to comply with the new European law by providing you with tyre fuel efficiency, wet grip performance and external rolling noise item specifics.
From November 2012, listings for tyres manufactured on or after 1 July 2012 with item condition ‘New’, ‘New other’ and ‘Used’ must contain the appropriate tyre performance information.
What you need to do
Use tyre item specifics to display the legally required tyre performance information on your tyre listings.
Adding tyre item specifics to your listings
1. Provide the 3 item specifics when listing your item.
2. Buyers will be able to see the new information.
The new information will appear as above on your tyre product listings.
When to use tyre item specifics
You should use tyre item specifics for all listings of four wheel vehicles such as cars, commercial vehicles and camper tyres manufactured on or after 1 July 2012.
Frequently asked questions
Does the new European law apply to all new tyres?
No. The following exceptions apply:
• Re-treaded tyres.
• Off-road professional tyres.
• Tyres designed to be fitted only to vehicles registered for the first time before 1 October 1990.
• T-type temporary-use spare tyres.
• Tyres whose speed rating is less than 80km/h.
• Tyres whose nominal rim diameter does not exceed 254mm or is 635mm or more.
• Tyres fitted with additional devices to improve traction properties, such as studded tyres.
• Tyres designed only to be fitted on vehicles intended exclusively for racing.
Where can I find out about my legal obligations?
Each European country has its own laws on tyres. Find out more about European law on tyre information.
How does this affect international sellers?
Sellers actively listing on sites within the European Union are subject to the laws that apply in those countries.
Can I use tyre item specifics in all eBay selling tools?
Tyre item specifics will be available in the following selling tools:
• Sell your item form
• Selling Manager
• Selling Manager Pro
• Turbo Lister
• File Exchange
• Bulk edit and relist
Can I display tyre item specifics using third-party listing tools?
Check with your third-party listing tool provider to find out when they will support tyre item specifics.