On 01, Jul 2011 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog
Today, the RoHS Recast has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union as directive 2011/65/EU. Beginning from now, the law will come into force in 20 days. The member states have to transpose the directive into national legislation within the next 18 months.
The new directive implicates various new obligations for manufacturers, importers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The circle of RoHS affected companies will grow, as two categories, medical devices and measuring & control instruments are not longer exempted. Furthermore, a new, 11th category will cover any other EEE not belonging to one of the 10 existing categories.