• March 21, 2023
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United Kingdom | The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2023


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Title of document
The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2023

Description
These measures will amend the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 ("the RoHS Regulations") as they apply in England  and Wales, and Scotland.Regulation 2 will revoke exemptions in the RoHS Regulations, which relate to mercury in different types of lighting.   Column 5 of Table 1 of Schedule A2 of the RoHS Regulations for entries 1 – 9.4 states the categories of electrical and electronic equipment to which these exemptions will apply.For the exemptions in entries 1-9.4 in Table 1 in Schedule A2 of the RoHS Regulations that are to be revoked there are reliable mercury-free alternatives available for use in equipment and the substitution is scientifically and technically practicable. These exemptions will be revoked on the 1st February 2024.For transparency purposes, it is of note that these amendments also renew the exemptions where there are no scientifically or technically practicable or reliable substitutes to mercury that would enable the relevant equipment to work properly. Entries 1-9.4 of Table 1 in Schedule A2 of the RoHS Regulations detail those exemptions that are to be renewed.

Notifying member: United Kingdom

NotificationG/TBT/N/GBR/56

Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety (TBT); Protection of the environment (TBT)

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  • Distribution: 16/03/2023
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