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European Commission Environment

EU legislation restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and promoting the collection and recycling of such equipment has been in force since February 2003. The legislation provides for the creation of collection schemes where consumers return their used waste EEE free of charge.

RoHS and WEEE directives on electrical and electronic equipment

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We would like to inform you that during the consultation on the renewal of the exemption 12 (Pack 19) two contributions have been received but were not recognised and published in time. The contributions were submitted by COCIR on 16.01.2020: PDF and by MEGIN on 14.01.2020: PDF

We apologise for this mistake.


We would like to inform you that the stakeholder consultation for the two RoHS projects (Pack 19 & 20), each for the assessment of one exemption request relating to Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU ended on 20 February 2020. 

In the course of the project, one request for the renewal of the exemption 12 (Pack 19) and a new exemption (Pack 20) have been evaluated.

Please find all information in the Consultation section.


We would like to inform you that it has been decided to extend the stakeholder consultation being held as part of the “Study for the review of the list of restricted substances and to assess a new exemption request under Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) – Pack 15” until 13 February 2020.

The consultation period is prolonged for two weeks in order to provide additional time in light of the new-year holiday season.

The substances currently under consultation include:

  1. Tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBP-A)
  2. Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (MCCPs)
  3. Diantimony trioxide

Contact details:

Öko-Institut e.V.

Institute for Applied Ecology

Phone: +49 761 45 295 - 266

Fax: +49 / 761 - 45 295 288

Scope of RoHS consultation that closed on 27 January has changed

The scope of the RoHS Consultation held as part of the project titled "Study to assess seven (7) exemption requests" that closed on 27 January 2020 has changed.

The assessment of the request for renewal of exemptions 6(a), 6(b), 6(c), 7(a) and 7(c)-I of Annex III has been suspended. The assessment will be conducted together with other applications that might be submitted in beginning of 2020.

The original consultation related to:

  • Request for renewal of exemptions 6(a), 6(b), 6(c), 7(a) and 7(c)-I of Annex III (now suspended)
  • Request for renewal of exemption 27 of Annex IV
  • Request for a new exemption for lead in bismuth lead strontium calcium copper oxide superconductor cables and wire and lead in electrical connections to these wires to be added to Annex IV – Pack 18.

This consultation covered only two of the requests for exemption, seeing as the other five requests were suspended. The evaluation shall take place under the "Pack 18" project.

For detailed information please see the consultation page.

Contributions were not submitted for either of the two exemption requests under consultation.


A stakeholder consultation has been launched for two RoHS projects (Pack 19 & 20), which covers the assessment of one exemption request relating to Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU.

The consultation is regarding the following:

  • Pack 19 - the renewal of the exemption 12 – The current wording of the exemption is “Lead and cadmium in metallic bonds creating supercon-ducting magnetic circuits in MRI, SQUID, NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) or FTMS (Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer) detectors.”
  • Pack 20 - evaluation of a new exemption - Request 2019-4 “Bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in plastic components in MRI detector coils”

Further guidance on how to take part in the consultation and contact details can be found here.

Please submit your contributions by 20 February 2020.

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