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Directive 2017/2102 + amendments to RoHS

February 19, 2018

In Directive 2017/2102 of November 15, 2017, the EU addresses a range of issues that includes amendments to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS) on the restricted use of specific hazardous substances in electrical and electronic devices. A new addition that the FBDi sees as particularly relevant to the distribution sector is an exemption list in Annex 3 for electronics. Here, the expiry dates for categories 8 (medicine), 9 (control and measurement equipment) and 11 (new as of July 22, 2019) are defined:

  • Category 8 and Category 9 for private consumers: max. 7 years validity from the date of inclusion in RoHS (July 22, 2014) => Expiry date July 22, 2021
  • InVitro diagnostic equipment from Category 8 => Expiry date July 22, 2023
  • Category 9 => Expiry date July 22, 2014
  • Category 11 – max. 5 years from the date of inclusion in RoHS => Expiry date July 22, 2024

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