18 May 2016
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The number of enforcement actions taken against products that are not compliant with the EU Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS2) has increased in the UK. And product withdrawals under the Persistent Organic Pollutants ...
17 May 2016
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The Administrative Measures for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (also known as China RoHS, hereinafter referred to as “Measures”) was published on 6 January 2016 and will apply on ...
19 April 2016
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On 16 April 2016, the Official Journal of the European Union officially published Directive (EU) 2016/585 to amend point 31 of Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2.0) as regards an exemption for lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and po ...
19 April 2016
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On 6 April 2016, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Client Change published regulation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls(PCBs) Order to amend the Environmental (Protection) Rules by banning the manufacture and import of PCBs and PCBs c ...
1 April 2016
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On 23 March 2016, the consultancy Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA) has launched the second phase of its public consultation on a RoHS Annex II dossier for the restriction of medium-chained chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) in electrical and electron ...
25 March 2016
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Large amount of RoHS exemptions are to be expired on 21 July 2016. Given no official publication of the Europe Union, those electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) cannot benefit from the exemptions after their expiry date (21 July 2016). ...
17 March 2016
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The Öko-Institut launches a RoHS project (Pack 11), which deals with the evaluation of applications for granting, renewing or revoking exemptions, to be included in or deleted from Annexes III and IV of RoHS 2. The two exemptions have begun ...
29 January 2016
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On 3 December 2015, the European Commission published an outline of plans to amend the scope of the RoHS Directive (restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, 2011/65/EU). The legislative p ...
22 January 2016
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On 21 January 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published Decree 32 that the Administrative Measures for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (“the ...
22 January 2016
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On 15 January 2016, EU submitted two directive drafts to the committee with the publication of Notification G/TBT/N/EU/335 and G/TBT/N/EU/336 to adapt to technology progress. The drafts amended Annex IV to RoHS 2.0 (Directive 2011/65/EU) to add two ex ...
7 January 2016
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General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) issued Announcement No. 163 of Year 2015 that mercury contents in imported batteries require no filing for records on 30 Decem ...
14 December 2015
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The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) draft regulation to restrict hazardous chemicals in electronics should be brought more in line with the EU’s RoHS Directive, say European and Asian trade bodies. ...
16 November 2015
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On 16 October 2015, the European Union submitted Circular G/TBT/N/EU/320 to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to amend the exemption for lead, cadmium and hexavalent chromium in spare parts recovered from and used for the repair or refurbis ...
4 November 2015
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October 30, the RoHS project (Pack 10) reevaluated the two cadmium exemptions which failed to be passed in 2013. The consultation period lasts for 10 weeks and ends on 8 January 2016. ...
28 October 2015
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The Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemi) wants to prepare a RoHS Annex II dossier for the restriction of the use of medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) in electrical and electronic equipment, in accordance with Article 6(1) of the recast E ...
27 October 2015
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World Trade Organization (WTO) issued Notification No. G/TBT/N/ARE/265 on 3 August 2015. According to Emirates control scheme to restrict the use of hazardous materials in electronic and electrical devices (UAE RoHS), the content is similar ...
23 September 2015
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On 16 September 2015, International Electrotechnical Commission issued IEC 62321-7-1:2015 to describes a boiling water extraction procedure intended to provide a qualitative determination of the presence of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in colourless and coloured corrosion-protection coatings on metallic samples. ...
9 September 2015
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In the course of a new RoHS project (Pack 9) for the evaluation of applications for exemptions, to be included in or deleted from Annexes III of the RoHS Directive Recast 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2), twenty nine exemptions for which renewal/amendmen ...
10 August 2015
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National Environment Agency of Singapore notified WTO (G/TBT/N/SGP/24) of its proposed RoHS (SG RoHS). ...
16 July 2015
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On 20 May 2015, the European Parliament rejected the Commission’s proposal in January 2015 to extend the period during which cadmium can be used in illumination and display lighting appliances such as television sets and computer monitors. ...
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