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SGS: EU Publishes on RoHS 2



SGS: EU Publishes on RoHS 2

The RoHS 2 Directive (EU) 2017/2102 has been issued by the EU. This will help provide more information as regards the scope of application as well as the exemption validity period. The directive was issued on the 21st of November, 2017 to help amend 2011/65/EU on RoHS 2.

On 1st of July, 2011, 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) was published by EU’s official journal. This helped in expanding the scope of the product to the various categories of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). In addition, the restricted list of substances was also amended, adding four more phthalates by Directive (EU) 2015/863. This was later published on the 4th of June, 2015.

 

According to:

  1. The RoHS 2 scope now excludes pipe organs.
  2. The definition of ‘non-road mobile machinery which were previously made available exclusively for professional use’ has also been amended.
  3. The RoHS 2 scope now encompass all electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market before 22nd of July 2019, although they were excluded from the scope of Directive 2002/95/EC.
  4. Furthermore, all other electrical and electronic equipment which were outside the Directive 2002/95/EC scope and which is placed on the market before 22nd of July 2019 is newly added to paragraph 4, Article 4 of 2011/65/EU.
  5. In the event that reuse takes place in auditable closed-loop business-to-business return systems, and that customers are not notified about spare parts reuse, paragraph 1 will not apply to reused spare parts:

 

  1. Recovered from electrical and electronic equipment which are placed on the market before 1st of July, 2006 and used in electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market before 1st of July, 2016.
  2. Recovered from control and monitoring instruments or medical devices that are put on the market before 22nd of July, 2014 and used in electrical and electronic equipment put on the market before 22nd of July, 2024.
  3. Recovered from in vitro diagnostic medical devices put on the market before the 22nd of July, 2016 and used in electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market before 22nd of July, 2026.
  4. Recovered from industrial monitoring and control instruments placed on the market before 22nd of July, 2017 and used in electrical and electronic equipment put on the market before 22nd of July, 2027.

 

  1. Finally, it is now possible to renew the maximum validity of the exemptions that are listed in Annex III.