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EU Parliament Adopts RoHS-2 Changes o...

EU Parliament Adopts RoHS-2 Changes on Secondary Market Operations

October 10, 2017 |Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. EU Votes to Permit the Reselling of EEE and Spare Parts for RoHS-2 On October 3rd, the European Parliament voted to adopt proposed amendments to EU RoHS-2. Under the current RoHS-2 Directive, both the first placement of an electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) product on the market and secondary market […]

European Commission Extends Three RoH...

European Commission Extends Three RoHS-2 Exemptions

June 21, 2017 |Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Three Annex III RoHS-2 Exemptions Extended Until 2019-2024; Still No Decision on Others As we previously reported, many of the most commonly used exemptions applicable to product categories 1-7 and 10 of the EU RoHS-2 Directive were set to expire on July 21, 2016. However, a large number […]

EU Reaches Landmark Agreement on Conf...

EU Reaches Landmark Agreement on Conflict Minerals Regulation

November 23, 2016|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Legislation Text Finalized for EU Conflict Minerals Yesterday, the European Union reached a landmark agreement on the text for the Conflict Minerals regulation that was approved by the EU in May 2015. The EU Council and the European Parliament worked together to finalize the text and determine how and when […]

What You Need to Know About the Rulin...

What You Need to Know About the Ruling on REACH SVHC Thresholds

November 06, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Last month the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on articles of the REACH regulation pertaining to SVHC thresholds. Contrary to the interpretation of the legislation adopted by the European Commission and a guide published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the ECJ ruling sided with the five Member […]

4 New Phthalate Substances Added to R...

4 New Phthalate Substances Added to RoHS-2 Annex II

June 19, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. On June 4, the European Commission announced that four new phthalate substances have been added to the restricted substances list under Annex II of the EU RoHS-2 Directive on March 31. The new substance restrictions take effect in July 2019 for all electrical and electronic equipment categories except medical devices and monitoring and […]

EU Committee Votes to Move Forward Wi...

EU Committee Votes to Move Forward With Draft Conflict Minerals Legislation

April 14, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Yesterday the EU’s International Trade Committee voted 22 to 16 to move forward with a draft conflict minerals law requiring certification of EU smelters and refiners importing conflict minerals. The legislation applies to EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (3TG) originating from conflict-torn areas. The legislation […]

Several RoHS-2 ANNEX Exemption Change...

Several RoHS-2 ANNEX Exemption Changes

March 02, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. In order to adapt to changing technologies, the European Commission’s RoHS-2 ANNEX list of restricted substance exemptions is regularly updated. Last month, the European Commission issued the following updates to the RoHS-2 Directive 2011/65/EU exemptions: 1) In Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU, the following point 41 is added: […]

EU Court Makes Decision on REACH SVHC...

EU Court Makes Decision on REACH SVHC Scope Dispute

February 19, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Since the EU REACH regulation first went into effect in 2007, there has been controversy over the scope of the REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) list. Does the presence of SVHCs in articles apply to components incorporated in the article or to the whole article? On […]

European Commission Notifies WTO of 4...

European Commission Notifies WTO of 4 New RoHS Substances

December 23, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The European Commission has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of four new substances that are to be added to the Annex II List of Restricted Substances under the RoHS-2 Directive. The proposed date of adoption for the restrictions is February/March 2015, but electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) […]

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