New Exemption Added to EU RoHS

May 18, 2021Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. 

New Substance Added To RoHS List Of Exemptions


On April 20, the European Union announced the addition of a new exemption to the EU RoHS Directive 

Exemption entry 45 is regarding the use of certain lead and hexavalent chromium compounds in electric and electronic initiators of explosives for civil (professional) use.  

The exemption applies only to Category 11 of the EU RoHS Directive. It takes effect on November 1, 2021 and expires on April 20, 2026 

The announcement of the exemption by the EU can be accessed here: 

In Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU, the following entry 45 is added: 

‘45  Lead diazide, lead styphnate, lead dipicramate, orange lead (lead tetroxide), lead dioxide in electric and electronic initiators of explosives for civil (professional) use and barium chromate in long time pyrotechnic delay charges of electric initiators of explosives for civil (professional) use  Applies to category 11 and expires on 20 April 2026’ 

GreenSoft Technology provides resources to understand EU RoHS exemptions 

EU RoHS exemption statuses are regularly changing as new exemptions are added, existing exemptions expire or get renewed, and extension requests are filed. This makes tracking the timing and status of EU RoHS exemptions a difficult task.  

GreenSoft Technology monitors EU RoHS Exemptions and provides an up-to-date compiled list available online. Download the latest list here. (Please note that entry 45 is not included in our current compiled list since the exemption does not take effect until November.)   

We are also hosting a Regulatory Update for Electronics Producers webinar on June 24th which will provide in-depth coverage of the current status of EU RoHS exemptionsRegister now to attend.  

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