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EU Committee Votes to Move Forward Wi...

EU Committee Votes to Move Forward With 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 […]

Remarks Due By Jan. 9 For EU Consulta...

Remarks Due By Jan. 9 For EU Consultation of RoHS Exemptions

December 08, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The European Commission is currently accepting remarks as part of a consultation exercise on two RoHS exemption requests. The deadline for submissions is January 9, 2015. Registered stakeholders, listed here, are invited to submit their comments by e-mail to rohs.exemptions@oeko.de or by mail to the address listed here. […]

EU Court Dismisses Appeals on SVHC St...

EU Court Dismisses Appeals on SVHC Status of Certain Substances

November 25, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. For several years, three cases brought on by manufacturers appealing the SVHC status of certain substances have been ongoing, and this month the European General Court dismissed all three appeals and ordered the manufacturers to pay the costs. The Cases All three cases were filed on September 4, 2014. […]

EU Receives Pressure on Conflict Mine...

EU Receives Pressure on Conflict Minerals Ahead of December Decision

October 29, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The European Union is scheduled to discuss draft Conflict Minerals regulation in December, and this month it received pressure regarding that regulation from both a group of Catholic bishops and a group of investors representing more than €855 billion in assets. Catholic Bishops Request Mandatory Compliance CIDSE, a group […]

ChemSec Updates SIN List of Hazardous...

ChemSec Updates SIN List of Hazardous Chemicals

October 28, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) updated their Substitute It Now (SIN) List of hazardous chemicals this month with 28 newly added substances. ChemSec is a non-profit organization striving for “a world free of hazardous chemicals.” The organization maintains their SIN List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) based on EU […]

EU Publishes Paper on RoHS and REACH ...

EU Publishes Paper on RoHS and REACH Overlaps for EEE

October 03, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. At times, the RoHS and REACH European Union (EU) regulations can overlap in their applications. REACH is “horizontal legislation” that applies across all applicable industries, including electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), which is already covered under RoHS. The EU published a Common Understanding paper yesterday to clarify what manufacturers need to […]