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Jun 2016

Singapore: RoHS-like Legislation Published

On 20, Jun 2016 | In News @en, RoHS | By Lisa Schmidt

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On June 1, 2016, Singapore has published an Order amending the Second Schedule of the Environmental Protection and Management Act.
Coming into force one year later, on June 1, 2017, certain so called „controlled EEE (Electrical and electronic equipment)“ has to comply with the well-known RoHS substance restrictions in homogeneous material by weight:

Lead: 0,1 %
Cadmium: 0,01 %
Mercury: 0,1%
Hexavalent Chromium: 0,1%
Polybrominated Biphenyls: 0,1%
Polybrominated Diphenylether: 0,1%

Restrictions are limited to certain products as specified in the Act, e.g. Air conditioners, Televisions, mobile phones, portable computers or washing machines, etc. Several exemptions, following the wording in Annex III of EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, are also applicable.

Restrictions apply for manufacture, import, sale or offer for sale but are not applicable for second hand-products.

Singapore is just one of several countries now adopting restrictions similar to EU ROHS Directive 2011/65/EU in order to restrict certain dangerous substances in EEE.

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