However, new categories and sub-categories will be applicable for reporting as early as April 2018. Consequently, producers are required to submit the 1st quarter data report for the 7 new categories, as well (currently there are 10 categories).
The so-called ‘open scope’ is an important innovation in that the legal scope encompasses all electrical and electronic equipment.
Moreover, as of August 2018 new devices will be added to the scope:
-sensors, electric switches, electrical motors and generators
-print consumables, such as cartridges and toners that contain electronic or electric parts
All these devices will have to be declared, without exceptions.
We highly recommend that you pay close attention to the new criteria relative to the external product dimensions, where a distinction is made between small and large equipment with an edge length of more or less than 50 cm (see the attachment from EWRN)
The following points are especially important:
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