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. Erenow, the member states shall adopt the relevant legislations, regulations and laws.

As early as November 2016, the European commission notified WTO of the relevant revised draft. Please refer to EU notifies WTO of proposals on three exemptions for more details.

According to (EU)2017/1010,EU RoHS Annex III point 9(b) is replaced by the following:

Entry No.

Exemption

Scope and dates of applicability

9(b)

Lead in bearing and bushes for refrigerant-containing and refrigeration (HVACR) applica-tions

Applies to categories 8,9 and 11; expires on:

—21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices,

—21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments and for category 11,

—21 July 2021 for other subcategories of categories 8 and 9

9(b)-(I)

Lead in bearing shells and bushes for refrigerant-containing hermetic scroll compressors with a started electrical power input equal or below 9KW for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) applications

Applies to categories 1; expires on 21 July 2019.

 According to (EU)2017/1011,EU RoHS Annex III(a) is replaced by the following:

Entry No.

Exemption

Scope and dates of applicability

13(a)

Lead in white glasses used for optical applications

Applies to all categories; expires on:

—21 July 2023 for category 9 in vitro diagnostic medical devices

—21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments and for category 11;

—21 July 2021 for all other categories and subcategories.

According to(EU)2017/1009,EU RoHS Annex III point 13(b) is replaced by the following

Entry No.

Exemption

Scope and dates of applicability

13(b)

Cadmium and lead in filter glasses and glasses used for reflectance standards

Applies to categories 8,9 and 11; expires on:

—21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

—21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control ;

—21 July for other subcat-egories of categories 8 and 9

13(b)-(I)

Lead in on coloured optical filter glass types

Applies to categories 1 to 7 and 10; expires on 21 July 2021 for categories 1 to 7 and 10

13(b)-(II)

Cadmium in striking optical filter glass types; excluding applications falling under point 39of this Annex

13(b)-(III)

Cadmium and lead in glazes used for reflectance

standards


C&K Testing reminds, enterprises should be acquainted of the RoHS exemptions timely, for better response to the requirements of RoHS directive.


|Further Information:  

1. The EU RoHS exemptions

2.(EU)2017/1009(EU)2017/1010(EU)2017/1011

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