Slovak Republic Proposes to Amend Technical Requirements for EEE


17 July 2020

slovakia-4847785_1920The Slovakian Ministry of the Environment has proposed a Draft Decree to amend Decree 465/2013 on technical requirements for electrical and electronic equipment.

The aim of this draft Decree is to transpose the following EU Directives into the national law:

  • Directive (EU) 2020/360
  • Directive (EU) 2020/361
  • Directive (EU) 2020/364
  • Directive (EU) 2020/365
  • Directive (EU) 2020/366

By implementing all recent amendments to Directive 2011/65/EU, the draft Decree extends the list of exemptions for banned substances in electrical and electronic equipment, specifically for:

  • Lead in platinized platinum electrodes used for certain conductivity measurements
  • Cadmium in certain radiation tolerant video camera tubes
  • Hexavalent chromium as an anticorrosion agent of carbon steel cooling systems in absorption refrigerators
  • Lead in solders and termination finishes used in certain hand-held combustion engines
  • Lead as a thermal stabiliser in polyvinyl chloride used in certain in-vitro diagnostic medical devices for the analysis of blood and body fluids and gases

The date of application of the newly-defined exemptions, along with expiry dates, will be implemented in accordance with the amending Directives.

If accepted, the Decree will enter into force on 1 September 2020 with the exception of points 56, 57, 59 and 60, which will enter into force on 1 April 2021.

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