EU Commission Initiates Public Consultation on RoHS

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has launched a public consultation on the EU’s Directive on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment to solicit input on potential changes to improve this landmark legislation.

The consultation seeks input on Directive 2011/65/EU (also known as the RoHS Directive) specific to several potential policy options, including supplementing the Directive with informal guidances, replacing the Directive with a Regulation to provide uniform application across the EU, or repealing the RoHS Directive altogether and integrating its key provisions into the EU’s REACH Regulation.

The Commission is seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders, including authorities in EU Member States, business associations and companies, workers associations and trade unions, and individuals. Comments must be submitted by not later than June 2, 2022.

More information about the EU Commission’s public consultation regarding the use of hazardous substances in electronics is available at the website of the EU Commission. This site also provides a link to a questionnaire that allows interested parties to contribute to the consultation.

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