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Stakeholder consultation on exemptions from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive)

Policy field(s)


Environment, Waste

Target group(s).


  • Group I - EEE industry
  • Group II - EEE industry federations
  • Group III - Consultancies
  • Group IV - Research institutions universities
  • Group V - NGOs
  • Group VI - Public Administrations
  • Group VII - Recycler / Waste Treatment Operator
  • Other

Period of consultation


                        From 28.10.2016  to 22.12.2016

Objective of the consultation



The EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The Directive is regularly updated according to scientific and technical progress, reflected in the lists of very specific exemptions from the substance restrictions in Annexes III and IV to the Directive. The EU Commission, DG ENV, decides on applications for granting, renewing or revoking such exemptions. Part of the application procedure is according to Article 5(7) of the Directive a stakeholder consultation, the received comments of which shall be made publicly available.

How to submit your contribution


Interested parties are invited to send their comments by e-mail, at latest on the #, to or by post to:
Ms Marie Dollhofer,
Grauertstr. 12,
81545 Munich,
Received contributions will be published on the Internet, on the CIRCABC website of the European Commission. It is important to read the specific privacy statement for this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the consultation document


See consultation page available under

View the questionnaire


See questionnaire available under

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details


Responsible service: BiPRO GmbH


Postal address: BiPRO GmbH, Grauertstr. 12, 81545 Munich, Germany

View the contributions


In the interest 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 will be posted on the EU CIRCA 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