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Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

old TVFAQ guidance document

RoHS 2 FAQ guidance document

The new RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) entered into force on 21 July 2011 and requires Member States to transpose the provisions into their respective national laws by 2 January 2013. The FAQ document was drafted by a Member States working group under a mandate from the RoHS/WEEE Technical Adaptation Committee and takes account of stakeholder input from a consultation on an earlier version.

The FAQs are intended to help economic operators interpret the provisions of RoHS 2 in order to ensure compliance with the Directive’s requirements. They are considered a ‘living document’ and may be revised again in the future.

The existing Commission FAQ document related to 2002/95/EC will remain valid until that Directive is repealed on 3 January 2013.