New RoHS Directive

23 July 2012

New RoHS Directive
New RoHS Directive

The new RoHS Directive 2001/65/EU (RoHS 2) entered into force on 21 July 2011 and requires Member States to transpose the provisions into their respective national laws by 2 January 2013.

At the 2011 RoHS/WEEE Technical Adaptation Committee meeting, the Commission and Member States established an official working group, pursuant to the TAC rules of procedure, for the preparation of a RoHS 2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. The working group completed its work in June 2012.

The FAQ are intended to help economic operators interpret the provisions of RoHS 2 in order to ensure compliance with the Directive’s requirements. They are considered a ‘living document’ and may be revised in the future.

The existing Commission FAQ document related to 2002/95/EC will remain valid until that Directive is repealed on 3 January 2013.

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