Commentary & Analysis

01 October 2020

Call for EU Commission to Delay Reporting Requirement to SCIP Database

On 21st September 2020, a group of 40 different industry associations sent a letter to the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen[...]

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14 August 2020

RoHS Exemption Request Overview

Exemptions to the use of RoHS restricted substances are time limited. The deadline for requesting renewal of Annex III and Annex IV exemptions from the[...]

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06 July 2020

EU Consults on Proposed Laws for Software of Connected Devices

The European Commission is holding a public consultation on proposed new laws to deal with software that alters the safety or compliance of connected[...]

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30 June 2020

Four SVHCs Added to the REACH Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency has added four Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List, making a total number of 209 substances[...]

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05 June 2020

EU: What Standards are Needed to Support the Circular Economy Action Plan?

Specializing in giving voice to environmental concerns in standardization, ECOS is a pan-European NGO based out of Brussels. It recently published a[...]

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28 May 2020

Conflict Minerals Due Diligence: the EC and EPRM Knowledge Portals

With six months to go before the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/821) takes effect, two separate online portals have emerged to[...]

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25 May 2020

RoHS Harmonized Standard EN 63000 Update

On 18 May 2020, the EU published in the Official Journal that standard EN 63000:2018 will become a RoHS Directive harmonized standard which has a[...]

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20 May 2020

EU: Classification of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Under REACH

Substances that are classified as endocrine disruptors are believed to be some of the most harmful to human health or the environment, however it is[...]

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23 April 2020

EU RoHS Exemptions and Additional Substances Update

The Oeko-Institut is assessing requests for new RoHS exemptions and exemption renewals for the European Commission and recently announced a new[...]

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26 March 2020

Bangladesh RoHS and WEEE Draft Laws Proposed

Bangladesh is planning to be one of the next countries to adopt RoHS-like legislation. However, the draft proposal submitted to the World Trade[...]

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