January 01, 2020
Ever tried to register and report your electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in various EU Member State? If so, as a producer, you've certainly faced multiple registration and reporting formats from a Member State to another. This burdensome administrative implementation has jeopardized the efficiency of the WEEE 2012/19/EU Directive over the years. Fortunately, the Regulation 2019/290 establishing a single format for registration and reporting of producers of electrical and electronic...
October 29, 2019
Product environmental compliance is constantly evolving worldwide over the years. Major changes are impacting the electronic industry and will certainly affect your products compliance management system.

September 26, 2019
Product environmental compliance is constantly evolving worldwide over the years. Major changes are impacting the electronic industry and will certainly affect your products compliance management system.
September 16, 2019
Integrating EU product environmental requirements into Environmental Management System

July 22, 2019
The European Union has passed the delegated Directive 2015/863 (sometimes also referred as RoHS 3), amending the annex II of Directive 2011/65/EU (also called RoHS recast) and adding 4 phthalates to the restricted substances list: BBP, DBP, DEHP and DIBP.
July 16, 2019
4 new REACH substances were added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list on July 16, 2019:

July 12, 2019
In 2016, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published the standard IEC 63000:2016. This standard provides guidance for 'technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances'. At the end of 2018, the European Union released the standard EN IEC 63000:2018, based on IEC 63000:2016 to replace the previous EU standard EN 50581:2012. EN IEC 63000:2018 has been approved by the European Committee for...
July 08, 2019
According to Kemi, the Swedish Chemicals Agency, an app is being tested to help companies communicate Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to consumers, accordingly with the REACH regulation. This Right-to-Know obligation applies to a wide range of articles, including electronic devices. The mobile app should be launched in the Fall of 2019 and be called the Chemicals App.

July 01, 2019
On top of the European Commission's publications of February 2019 regarding exemptions for the use of lead and cadmium in electrical and electronic applications, the European Commission has modified the exemptions 6a and 6b on steel and aluminum alloys: Exemption # Description Expiration date 6a Lead as an alloying element in steel for machining purposes and in galvanized steel containing up to 0.35 % lead by weight Applies to categories 8 and 9. Expires on: — 21 July 2021 for categories 8...
May 14, 2019
According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), around 40.3 million people are considered as slaves today worldwide. 24.9 million of them are enslaved in forced labour and the quarter are children. Several States, such as Australia, California, France and the UK have enacted obligations to tackle this modern slavery and human trafficking issue. Holland joined the effort on May 14th, 2019 and passed the Child Labor Due Diligence Law (Wet zorgplicht kinderarbeid). The scope of this...

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