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Copyright Levies

On 08, Jan 2014 | In | By admin

Copyright Levies

What role copyrights play for your products

Although hardly realized in public, manufacturers, importers and online vendors of IT/CE devices and storage media are subject to paying copyright levies on the basis of the European directive 2001/29/EG. In contrast to other product-related compliance legislations, CL rules show vivid dynamics and numerous changes in the many countries where they have been implemented. Reasons are ongoing tariff-negotiations, pending law suits and technological changes with impacts on functions and tariffs.
  
Our services yield an overview of the diverse legal situations within the European Union and beyond. We analyze your situation individually and offer a far-reaching takeover of your compliance efforts.
  
With regard to CL obligations we offer services for

  • Information on all aspects of the topic, identification of your individual obligations and options within sales or distribution channels
  • Regulatory monitoring and alert services on legislative changes, tariffs, industry agreements, law suits
  • Rate Card with all applicable tariffs and tariff calculations for all products and all countries, continuously updated
  • Portfolio Check in order to identify product categories and applicable tariffs
  • Registration, handling of transaction services, data management, regular (POM) reporting, product mapping, check of invoices and payment, conclusion of contract, communication with authorities

  
1cc Alert Service on the topic – request a free quote here

 

REACH

On 08, Jan 2014 | In | By admin

REACH

How to manage qualities and risks of chemicals

The EU REACh Regulation of 2006 intends to protect human health and the environment from the risks associated with the manufacturing, use and disposal of chemicals. REACH applies to all chemical substances from consumer to industrial usage and includes chemicals used in numerous industries like IT, automotive, and manufacturing. As a consequence, the regulation impacts the majority of companies across the EU. Through adequate control of chemicals throughout their complete life-cycle, REACh aims to mitigate the risks associated with their use.
  
With regard to the product-related aspects of the EU REACH Regulation (Article 33, Annex XIV, Annex XVII), we offer services for

  • Identification of a company’s product scope and product compliance process including an audit of your in-house due diligence processes
  • Translation of the requirements set by the Regulation to the customer-specific product portfolio
  • Gap analysis including evaluation of the actual analysis on the customer side
  • Setup of a procedure for company due diligence process, risk management of your suppliers, of materials, components and systems
  • Support in the supply chain communication obligation (Article 33), including data collection on behalf of customer
  • Expertise and support in identifying articles including SVHC calculation
  • Consultancy on demand
  • Legal monitoring

  
1cc services to SCIP

 

RoHS

On 08, Jan 2014 | In | By admin

RoHS

What must not be used in electrical and electronic devices any more

The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive if the EU bans hazardous substances from use in electrical and electronic devices. In its recent version – RoHS 2011/65/EU – and pursuant amendments a range of metals and their compounds are subject to substance bans (cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium), flame retardants (polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)), since July 2019 also the softening agents di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP). With a few exemptions, all of these substances must no longer be used in electrical and electronic devices sold in the EU. Meanwhile, similar laws have been passed in many industry countries.

With regard to RoHS, we offer services for

  • Evaluating your individual obligations as a producer or seller of EEE
  • Identification of obligations with regard to your product portfolio
  • Identification and monitoring of current exemption phases
  • Establishing a process for risk management of your suppliers, materials, components and systems according to IEC63000
  • Support with the implementation of a risk analysis in cooperation with your supply chain
  • Auditing your internal RoHS-processes

Services for CE conformity on request

 

Conflict minerals

On 08, Jan 2014 | In | By Petermann

Conflict minerals

More than environmental challenges: politics and crime

The Conflict Mineral legal frameworks is intended to support the international efforts to reduce trading in minerals sourced from conflict areas (called ‘conflict minerals’). It primarily requires companies that buy products containing Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum or Gold (often called as 3TG) to report on the procurement source of these minerals.
  
In 2010, the US Congress passed the ‘Dodd-Frank Act’, with rules requiring SEC listed companies to disclose whether they use conflict minerals in their products. They need to declare this by determining whether any level in their supply chain utilized minerals which originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the adjoining countries. Additionally, starting January 2021, a new law applies across the EU – the ‘Conflict Minerals Regulation (EU) 2017/821’, to check if the imports into EU are from a responsible supply chain of minerals and not from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
  
With regard to compliance with conflict minerals legal frameworks we offer services for

  • Consulting and advisory services
  • Regulatory trainings, workshops and webinars
  • Suppliers’ evaluation and risk assessment
  • Supply chain management and collection of CMRTs from suppliers
  • Creating of a company’s own CMRT based on the suppliers’ feedback
  • Evaluation and development of a company’s compliance due diligence policy and process including risk analysis
  • Legal monitoring