23 November 2017
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21 November 2017, Directive (EU) 2017/2102 in the Official Journal of the European Union was published to amend the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, which is effective from 11 December 2017. ...
10 November 2017
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7 August 2017,Brussels,the European Parliament and the Council amended Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU to exempt cadmium in color converting light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for use in display systems. According to point 39 in Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU, cadmium should be exempted from the prohibition after the publication of the Delegated Directive in the Official Journal of the European Union and be expired on 31 October 2019. Member States shall adopt and publish ...
13 October 2017
Clicks 241 Tags: RoHS EEE
Recently, the EUROPEAN Parliament and the Council of Ministers have adopted the amendments to the RoHS directive (Restricts the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)), which will permit secondary market operations. The Directive will come into effect 20 days after official publication-Official Journal of the European Union ...
25 September 2017
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On September 19, 2017, the European Commission called for public comments on a proposal to exempt lead from eight use under EU RoHS directive. The public consultation is from 19 September to 17 October. ...
10 August 2017
Clicks 298 Tags: China RoHS
In the first half year of 2017, multi batch of electrical and electronic equipment storing in many ports of WUXI, TAICANG, ZHENJIANG, SUZHOU in JIANGSU province violating China Requirement of restriction on hazardous substance were asked for rectifying. Quality defect and total number of exceeding colony, especially over lead, cadmium, mercury are prominent problems, besides, unqualified labels which indicate electric parameter and international importing use. ...
3 August 2017
Clicks 145 Tags: RoHS exemptions
On 11, July, 2017, the amendment to EU RoHS exemptions got supports from the members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee (Envi). This amendment includes permitting secondary market operations of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and spare parts beyond a 2019 deadline. ...
6 July 2017
Clicks 330 Tags: China RoHS
China RoHS conformity assessment system intends to cover Voluntary Certification and Document of compliance (hereinafter referred to as DoC) 22 June 2017, Beijing- China Electronic Technology Standardization Research Institute (hereinafter referred to as CESI) convened a consultative symposium on Electrical and Electronic products hazardous substance restricted use conformity assessment implement and its related documents. ...
5 July 2017
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Beijing 29 July, 2017- The ministry of industry and information technology of the people’s Republic of China (MIIT) published the first batch of compliance management catalogue on the restriction of hazardous substance (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment and the exemption restriction substance list. The long-awaited China RoHS standard management directory make a first appearance in society and this consulting deadline is June, 28 2017. ...
5 July 2017
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Swedish Chemical Agency (Kemi) has conducted a consultation on its proposal to restrict medium-chained chlorinated paraffins(MCCP) since October 2015. This proposal consulting nearly two years evaluates many aspects of the impact of MCCPs. And at this stage, Swedish Chemical Agency(Kemi) is investigating to propose the restriction of MCCPs under EU’s RoHS. It is said, MCCPs are certified as environmentally hazardous and harm to human reproduction. They widely exist in plas ...
29 June 2017
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On 16 June 2017, the European Commission official journal published three amending directives (EU)2017/1009, (EU)2017-1010, (EU)2017-1011. The exemptions in RoHS directive Annex III refer to lead in bearing and bushes for refrigerant-containing and refrigeration (HVACR) applications, cadmium and lead in glasses used for optical applications. These directives will take into force since the 20thday after official journal published and enforce formally on July 6, 2017. Er ...
29 June 2017
Clicks 230 Tags: SVHC EEE REACH
Helsinki, 16 June 2017- The member state committee (MSC) unanimously agreed identify Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) as substances of very high concern (SVHCs), and specify bisphenol A (BPA) endocrine disrupting property. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will include PFHXS in the SVHC list and will update the current entry for BPA by the end of June 2017. AS early as March 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) opened a stakeholder consultation ...
18 May 2017
Clicks 230 Tags: Directive RoHS 2 exemption EU
On March 23, 2017, the European Commission submitted to the WTO regular notification G/TBT/N/EU/460, intending to amend the EU RoHS 2 Directive (2011/65 / EU) to explicitly stipulate the implementation time and the maximum exemption period of the 11th category of products, and to officially exclude pipe organs, non-road mobile machinery fitted with a cord‑connected traction drive in its scope of RoHS 2. ...
10 April 2017
On 28 March 2017, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published two test standards IEC 62321-7-2:2017 and IEC 62321-8:2017 for hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment as regards hexavalent chromium and phthalates. ...
7 March 2017
Sweden passed a new regulation to levy taxes on electrical and electronic products containing specific toxic substances. Applicable on 1 Apr. 2017, the regulation specifies that Sweden will begin to levy taxes accessing Sweden market since 1 July 2017 and fewer taxes will be required on compliant products. ...
6 March 2017
On 1 March 2017, Sony Management Regulations for the Environment-related Substances to beControlled which are included in Parts and Materials -SS-00259 was updated to the 15th-eidition. The parts, materials, and other goods that are procured by the Sony group, or by third parties to which the Sony group outsources the design and manufacture of its electronics products shall fulfill the regulatory requirements since 1 Apr. 2017. ...
21 February 2017
Clicks 228 Tags: Battery Directive cadmium mercury
Portable batteries and accumulators intended for use in cordless power tools were exempted from cadmium ban, but the amendment Directive 2013/56/EU sets forth that such products shall also be subject to a limit of 0,002% for cadmium since 1 January 2017. Published in Sept. 2006, the new Battery Directive 2006/66/EC sets forth a mercury ban (0,0005% /w) for batteries and accumulators and a cadmium ban (0,002%/w) for portable batteries and accumulators. However, portable batte ...
16 February 2017
Clicks 361 Tags: EU RoHS
On 10 February 2017, EU notifies WTO of a draft amendment to exemption 39 of Annex III as regards the use of cadmium in certain colour converting light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by Notification G/TBT/N/EU/452. It renews two-year duration for the exemption to allow sufficient time for economic operators. The draft will be approved in May 2017 and take into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. The current Annex III ex ...
28 December 2016
It is said that 14 categories of products will be included under the Compliance Management Catalogue ofThe Administrative Measures for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (also known as RoHS 2.0)as the first batch of products several days ago. The news sources from 2016 Annual Survey of Green Development of Electrical and Electronic Industry and Electronic Pollution Heroes Conference in Beijing on 22 December 2016. Mr. Lei ...
21 December 2016
Clicks 219 Tags: electronics inspection
During 2016, Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemi) has found 38% of low-price electrical and electronic products contain high levels of prohibited substances in an enforcement act (Enforcement Report). There are 154 electrical and electronic low price products inspected from 84 companies in the act, covering USB-cables, bike lights, Christmas lights and earphones. What Kemi is looking for is lead, cadmium, certain phthalates, short chain chlorinated paraffins and brominated flame ...
25 November 2016
Clicks 310 Tags: RoHS exemption
On 17 November 2016, the European Commission has submitted notifications G/TBT/N/EU/423, G/TBT/N/EU/424 and G/TBT/N/EU/425 aiming to renew or revise the three existing exemptions under RoHS Annex III. Oeko-Institute was entrusted by the European Commission to hold a stakeholder period for the three exemptions during April to June 2015 and it published a final report containing the assessment of the application in Feb. 2016. In the notifications, it will renew the exemption d ...
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