RoHS Legislation

These are legally binding documents.

RoHS recast (English)

  • Directive 2011/65/EU of the European parliament and of the council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (recast).
     

RoHS directive (English)

  • Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
     

RoHS directive (Dutch)

  • Richtlijn 2002/95/EG betreffende beperking van het gebruik van bepaalde gevaarlijke stoffen in elektrische en elektronische apparatuur.
     

Amendments

  • Maximum concentration values for certain hazardous substances.
    Commission Decision 2005/618/EC establishing the maximum concentration values for certain hazardous substances in EEE.
     
  • Adaptations to the RoHS directive.
    Commission Decision 2005/717/EC amending for the purpose of adapting to the technical progress the Annex to Directive 2002/95/EC.
     
  • Publication exceptions 11 to 15.
    Commission Decision 2005/747/EC amending for the purpose of adapting to the technical progress the Annex to Directive 2002/95/EC.
     
  • Publication exceptions 16 to 20.
    Commission Decision 2006/310/EC amending for the purpose of adapting to the technical progress the Annex to Directive 2002/95/EC as regards exemptions for applications of lead.
     
  • Publication exceptions 21 to 27
    Commission Decision 2006/691/EC amending for the purpose of adapting to technical progress the Annex to Directive 2002/95/EC as regards exemptions for applications of lead and cadmium.
     
  • Publication exception 28
    Commission Decision 2006/692/EC amending for the purpose of adapting to technical progress the Annex to Directive 2002/95/EC as regards exemptions for applications of hexavalent chromium.
     
  • Publication exception 29
    Commission Decision 2006/690/EC amending for the purpose of adapting to technical progress the Annex to Directive 2002/95/EC as regards exemptions for applications of lead in crystal glass.

     

RoHS in Belgium

  • Koninklijk besluit inzake het voorkomen van gevaarlijke stoffen in elektrische en elektronische apparatuur – 12 oktober 2004.

WEEE directive (English)

  • Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
    Contains the definition of product categories.
     

WEEE directive (Dutch)

  • Richtlijn 2002/96/EG betreffende afgedankte elektrische en elektronische apparatuur (AEEA).
     

Judgment of the European Court of Justice 

RoHS recast proposal

  • RoHS 2011: the new proposal
    RoHS expands to category 8 and 9 products, the scope is clarified and decoupled from WEEE, RoHS becomes part of CE-marking  and much more.
    More info: proposal
     
  • 2011: Also leadfree assembly for automotive electronics!
    The latest adaption of the End-of-Life-Vehicle (ELV) directive of August 2008 annuls the exception of lead in the solder of electronics on December 31st, 2010, see Annex II,8.
    More info: Directive 2000/53/EC

     


 

"Non-EU RoHS" legislation

California

China

WARNING: These documents are unofficial translations from Chinese and are only of informative nature.

  • China RoHS: Administrative Measures on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products.
     
  • China RoHS: Management Methods for controlling Pollution by Electronic Information Products – Ministry of Information Industry Order #39
     
  • China RoHS: Electronic Information Products Classification and Explanations
     
  • Standard GB18455-2001: Packaging Recycling Marks
     
  • Standard SJ/11363-2006: Requirements for Concentration Limits for Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic Information Products.
     
  • Standard SJ/T11364-2006: Marking for Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products.
     
  • Standard SJ/******-Draft: Testing Methods for Regulated Substances in Electronic Information Products.
     

Korea

Japan

Norway

  • Prohibition of certain Hazardous Substances in consumer products (PoHS)