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Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

old TVReview of the scope provisions of RoHS 2

In the course of the RoHS 1 recast, Council and Parliament introduced an open scope and a new definition of a product's dependency on electricity. Throughout the co-decision procedure, the Commission maintained the view that any scope changes would require a prior impact assessment. Therefore, the Commission launched an additional study immediately after the adoption of RoHS 2. The consultants' final report and product factsheets, also including recommendations regarding Article 2(2), are available here:

http://rohs.biois.com/product-group-factsheets.

Based on this study, the Commission is currently preparing a full impact assessment and a legislative proposal under the Article 24(1) mandate to introduce adjustments in the scope of the Directive.