EU Releases RoHS 2.0 Amendment: (EU) 2017/2102
The European Commission has published Directive (EU) 2017/2102 amending RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU. This Directive shall enter into force on 21 November 2017.
On July 1, 2011, the European Union (EU) issued Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2.0) in its official gazette, extending product scope to all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). On June 4, 2015, the EU issued a directive (EU) 2015/863, in which four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP) were added to the Restricted Substance List. On November 21, 2017, the EU published (EU) 2017/2102, revising RoHS 2.0 again.
Below are the major amendments in (EU) 2017/2102 to RoHS 2.0:
- “Pipe Organs” is added to the product exemption list
- The definition for “non-road mobile machinery made available exclusively for professional use” is amended
- Product scope in which RoHS requirement is applicable includes “All other EEE that was outside the scope of Directive 2002/95/EC and which is placed on the market starting 22 July 2019”
- Restricted Substance Requirement excludes “all other EEE, including cables and spare parts for its repair, its reuse, updating of its functionalities or upgrading of its capacity that was outside the scope of Directive 2002/95/EC and which is placed on the market before 22 July 2019”
- If the reuse of spare parts takes place in auditable closed-loop business-to-business return systems, and is notified to the consumer, restricted substance requirement shall not apply to the following reused spare parts:
- recovered from EEE placed on the market before 1 July 2006 and used in EEE placed on the market before1 July 2016;
- recovered from medical devices or monitoring and control instruments placed on the market before 22 July 2014 and used EEE placed on the market before 22 July 2024;
- recovered from in vitro diagnostic medical devices placed on the market before 22 July 2016 and used in EEE placed on the market before 22 July 2026;
- recovered from industrial monitoring and control instruments placed on the market before22 July 2017 and used in EEE placed on the market before 22 July 2027;
- recovered from all other EEE that was outside the scope of Directive 2002/95/EC and which is placed on the market before 22 July 2019, and used in EEE placed on the market before 22 July 2029.
- For category 11 EEE, the maximum validity period for exemptions listed in Annex III shall be 5 years from 22 July 2019 unless specified.
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