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Implementation of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU: consultation

Open date: 12 Apr 2012

Closing date: 06 Jul 2012

Response date: 16 Nov 2012

Consultation on the implementation of the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.

The RoHS Directive primarily aims to ensure that EU Member States apply common restrictions on the levels of six hazardous substances that may be present in a wide range of electrical and electronic equipment, as well as minimising the end of life environmental impact of that equipment. It is a single European market measure and implementation is made by one law covering the whole of the UK.

The new RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU was published on 1 July 2011 and replaces the original Directive published in 2002. This new Directive has a different scope and obligations on those placing products on the market. This consultation seeks views on the implementation policy, draft Regulations and UK’s draft guidance notes. This will inform the transposition process taking the Directive into UK law.

This consultation is relevant to: all businesses making and/or placing products with any electrical and electronic function on the market, wholesalers and distributors of these products and trade associations in the electronics and ICT sector.

The consultation closes on 6 July 2012.

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As part of government’s Red Tape Challenge, businesses and the public are invited to identify ways that ineffective, burdensome or unnecessary regulation affects growth in the business-to-business services sector.

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