ROHS EXEMPTION REPORT PUBLISHED

Background

The report was published on the EU CIRCA website on the 27th of June 2016. So far the Commission has not revised the Annex to Directive 2011/65/EU based on these recommendations. Stakeholder consultation on an exemption request from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive) started on the 21st of August 2015 and ran until the 16th of October 2015. It covers requests which were submitted related to twenty nine exemptions listed in Annex III of the Directive.

Main Amendments Requested

ExemptionUpdate
3Added 3(d), 3(e),3(f),3(g)
4(a)Added 4(a)-I,4(a)-II
4(c)Added 4(c)-IV , 4(c)-V
4(f)Added 4(f)-I , 4(f)-II, 4(f)-III , 4(f)-IV
6(a)Added 6(a) -I , 6(a) -II, 6(a) -III
6(b)Added 6(b) -I , 6(b) -II, 6(b) -III
7(a)Added 7(a)-I , 7(a)-II, 7(a)-III , 7(a)-V
7(c)-IAdded 7(c)-V,7(d)
8(b)Added 8(c)-I , 8(c)-II, 8(c)-III , 8(c)-IV , 8(c)-V, 8(c)-VI , 8(c)-VII , 8(c)-VIII , 8(c)- IX
9Added 9-I , 9-II, 9-III
15Added 15-II-a, 15-II-b, 15-II-c, 15-II-d
18(b)Added 18(b)-I , 18(b)-II
21Added 21-I , 21-II, 21-III

Proposed duration of common exemptions:

ExemptionProposed Duration
6(a)For Cat. 1-7 and 10 and 11: 21 July 2019 ;   For Cat. 1-7 and 10 and 11: 21 July 2021 ; For Cat. 8 and 9: 21 July 2021; For Sub-Cat. 8 in-vitro: 21 July 2023; For Sub-Cat. 9 industrial: 21 July 2024.
6(c)For Cat. 1-7 and 10 and 11: 21 July 2019;   For Cat. 8 and 9: 21 July 2021; For Sub-Cat. 8 in-vitro: 21 July 2023; For Sub-Cat. 9 industrial: 21 July 2024.
7(a)For Cat. 8 and 9: 21 July 2021;   For Sub-Cat. 8 in-vitro: 21 July 2023; For Sub-Cat. 9 industrial: 21 July 2024; For categories 1 to 7 and 10: 21 July 2021; For categories 1 to 7 and 10: 21 July 2019.
7(c)-IFor categories 1-7 and 10: 21 July 2019.

CTI Suggestion

RoHS 2.0 exemptions have great influence on the electrical and electronic and related industry. The pack 9 report has already been published, definitive information will be posted later on the EU website CTI will provide and update once this has been done. Enterprises need to keep themselves up to date with the latest RoHS exemptions, and carry out a supply chain survey. This will ensure they remain incompliance with the directive at all times.