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“Stakeholder consultation on adaptation to scientific and technical progress under Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) for the purpose of a possible amendment of the Annex”

Consultation on two RoHS exemption requests:
Exemption request 3 "Cadmium as a pigment for use in vitreous enamel"
Exemption request 4 "Restriction of exemption 1 to non-liquid mercury"

Policy field(s)

Environment, Waste

Target group(s)

interested stakeholders

Period of consultation

                                    From 06.12.2010 to 14.02.2011

Objective of the consultation

Article 4(1) of Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS Directive) provides that 'from 1 July 2006, new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB or PBDE.’ The Annex to the Directive lists a number of applications of these substances, which are exempted from the requirements of Article 4(1). According to Article 5 (2) of Directive 2002/95/EC the Commission is required to consult the relevant stakeholders before amending the Annex. The results of this consultation will be forwarded to the Technical Adaptation Committee of Directive 2002/95/EC and the Commission services will provide an account of the information received.
This consultation is run by the Öko-Institut together with the Fraunhofer IZM, on behalf of the European Commission, under, with the purpose to collect stakeholder contributions.

View the consultation document

View the questionnaire

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details

responsible service

Öko-Institut e.V.


postal address

P.O. Box 17 71
D - 79017 Freiburg

Number of responses received to this consultation

View the contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

Non-confidential information submitted during the consultation are posted on the EU CIRCABC website.
Further exchange with stakeholders will be held after the consultation has ended for those issues where further need for information and / or need for (technical) discussion have been identified.

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement