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October 17, 2018

From January 1, 2019: New Packaging Act in Germany

The new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) will come into effect on 1 January 2019, replacing the current Packaging Ordinance (VerpackV). It substantiates product responsibility for packaging.

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October 10, 2018

FBDi: News regarding Wood Packaging Material

The Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1137 regarding the “supervision, plant health checks and measures to be taken on wood packaging material” for the transport of commodities originating in certain third countries came into force on 1 October 2018.

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September 06, 2018

FBDi: News about German ElektroG

Since 15 August 2018 the open scope of application of ElektroG includes only 6 categories which replace the previously 10 device categories. FBDi association emphasizes that with this change additional electric and electronic devices might be subject to registration at Stiftung EAR (Elektro Altgeräte Register).

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August 24, 2018

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q2/18

Stable growth and healthy order situation shape the German component distribution market (according to FBDi association) in the 2nd quarter 2018. Semiconductors weak, passive components strong.

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June 21, 2018

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q1/18

Despite component shortages, the German component distribution market (according to FBDi e.V.) posted further growth during the first quarter of 2018. The order situation remains stable.

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May 07, 2018

Change in Management

On 1st May, Andreas Falke took over as Managing Director of the FBDi Association. He replaces Wolfram Ziehfuss, who has retired. The components distribution is not new to Andreas Falke, the new role marks a return to his roots.

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March 14, 2018

A call for action to the EU Commission

Where is the RE-D Guide for Distributors?

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March 05, 2018

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q4/17

German Component Distribution Posts Double-Digit Growth - orders remain high

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December 19, 2017

New Regulations starting in 2018

The start of the new year will see the introduction of several new regulations and ordinances, which according to the FBDi, are also relevant to the distribution of electronic components: Mercury Regulation … End-of-Life Vehicles Ordinance … RoHS Exemptions

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December 18, 2017

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q3/17

Growth in German component distribution continues unabated

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November 24, 2017

FBDi: First Japanese Distributor

FBDi Association goes international - with member companies from German and the US and now also from Japan.

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October 12, 2017

Legal Certainty - Quo Vadis?

Electronic Components Distribution Misses Clear Guidelines

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September 06, 2017

New German Radio Equipment Act (FuAG)

Companies, who export their goods to Germany should be aware that in Germany, the FuAG – the national implementation of Directive 2014/53/EU (RED – Radio Equipment Directive) is now in force. The FuAG includes important new regulations ...

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August 23, 2017

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q2/17

German component distribution posts double-digit growth in Q2/17... risks remain...

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June 07, 2017

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q1/2017

The German component distribution market starts the year on a positive note – with specks of clouds on the horizon...

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June 02, 2017

Spectre REACh Guide 4.0

Do electronic component distributors now need to create BOM-BOM-BOM lists?

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May 05, 2017

Convincing advantages of FBDi Association

The FBDi has successfully extended its position as the leading organisation for component distribution in Germany. 

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April 10, 2017

New IATA Regulations for the Shipping of Lithium Batteries

IATA has decided on more stringent labelling requirements since the beginning of 2017.

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March 08, 2017

German Electronics Components Distribution: Growth Mode in 2016

German electronic distribution market (according to FBDi association) grew by 0.2% in Q4/16. Full-year ended with 2.3% plus in turn-over. Order situation at record level.

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February 17, 2017

FBDi Environmental & Compliance Compass V2.7

The new edition of the FBDi Environmental and Compliance Compass is now available. By bundling the technical expertise of the Environment & Compliance Work Group, the FBDi Compass V2.7 offers valuable assistance to companies in all sectors spanning the entire supply chain regarding environmental directives relevant to the electronics industry.

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February 03, 2017

REACh: 4 new SVHCs added to Candidate List

Candidate List comprises 273 SVHCs now - FBDi association points out information obligation

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