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May 2012


On 15, May 2012 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog

The new, additional requirements of the RoHS recast, directive 2011/65/EU is a huge challenge for all manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).

In a cooperation project by several member states, a FAQ –document is currently drafted in order to support industry with the implementation. The FAQ will answer many questions on interpretation of the legislative text of the directive; its official publication is expected for middle of June 2012.

The FAQs will not be legally binding, and it is highly recommended, to supervise the national implementations in the different member states, too.

The implementation of the national RoHS legislation has started and some member states have already published the new legislation. From January 3, 2013, the national RoHS-1 legislation will then be displaced by the legislation of the RoHS recast.

From that date, EEE that is put on the market has to proof compliance with RoHS by carrying the CE marking and the EU declaration of conformity. For several product categories or products, exemptions and / or transition periods apply.