About this initiative


EU rules curb the use of certain harmful substances in electrical and electronic equipment, to:

  • protect human health and the environment

  • maximise the recovery of such substances after use.

The evaluation will assess how effective, efficient, relevant and consistent the rules are, and whether they usefully supplement national efforts.

Type of act
Staff working document


Feedback: closed

Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
14 September 2018 - 12 October 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (20)

  • Test & Measurement Coalition (Belgium)
    12 October 2018 Company/business organisation
    Test & Measurement Coalition (Belgium)

    The Test & Measurement Coalition is an ad-hoc group of companies active in producing Category 9 industrial type products, which represents roughly 60% of the global production of industrial test and measurement products and other Category 9 industrial equipment including chemical analysers. The Test & Measurement Coalition is pleased to contribute to the current consultation on the RoHS evaluation Roadmap. You can find attached our...

  • American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (Belgium)
    12 October 2018 Other
    American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (Belgium)

    The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) welcomes the Commission’s initiative to evaluate the performance of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. Our members have been implementing the directive since its inception in 2003, this has given them the practical experience in effectively evaluating which aspects of the directive have worked well and where improvements are needed. RoHS has in many regards met its...

  • Various industry associations (Belgium)
    12 October 2018 Business association
    Various industry associations (Belgium)

    Since its inception in 2002, the RoHS Directive has become a global reference point for regulation of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). This has been effective and given the EU a competitive advantage. The worldwide impact of RoHS is significant and the undersigned associations consider that this should be considered in the roadmap for reviewing the Directive. RoHS-type laws have been introduced or are...

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Public consultation

Feedback: upcoming
Planned for
Second quarter 2019

Commission adoption


Staff working document
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Planned for
Fourth quarter 2020

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