If you manufacture, import or distribute (including retailers) , on the EU market, goods covered by the RoHS Regulations you must ensure they do not contain more than a maximum permitted level of the following hazardous substances:

  • lead
  • cadmium
  • mercury
  • hexavalent chromium
  • polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) flame retardants
  • polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

This maximum concentration is:

  • for cadmium, 0.01 per cent or 1,000 parts per million by weight of homogeneous material, and
  • for any of the other five substances, 0.1 per cent or 100 parts per million by weight of homogeneous material.

The RoHS Regulations set different obligations on:

  • manufacturers of EEE,
  • their authorised representatives,
  • importers of EEE and
  • distributors of EEE.

If you have more than one of these roles, you will have the corresponding duties from each of those. You, must be able to prove that you are complying with the regulations

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