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CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND RETAIL E-SSENTIALS

Your regular update for technical and industry information

CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND RETAIL E-SSENTIALS

Your regular update for technical and industry information

EU: RoHS exemption amendments are now available  

MARCH 2020 – RELEVANT FOR: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS

On 5 March 2020, the European Commission published five (5) RoHS amendments to update the exemption lists. Certain exemptions in Annex III and IV are newly added or the expiry date renewed.  These Directives come into effect from 25 March 2020. A brief summary is listed in Table A and B below. 

Table A. List of amended entries in Annex III

 

Exemption No. 

Exemption application 

Updates

Directive 

9, 9(a)I, 9(a)-II

Hexavalent chromium (Cr) as an anticorrosion agent up to 0.75% by weight of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators 

Entry 9 is now replaced as 9, 9(a)I, 9(a)-II and the expiry dates are based on different categories.

Directive (EU) 2020/3612

41

Lead (Pb) in solders and termination finishes used in certain hand-held combustion engines

The exemption was renewed, and the expiry dates are based on different categories.

Directive (EU) 2020/3654

Table B. List of amended entries in Annex IV

Exemption No.

Exemption application 

Update 

Directive  

37

Lead (Pb) in platinized platinum electrodes used for certain conductivity measurements

The exemption was renewed, and the expiry date extended to 31 December 2025.

Directive (EU) 2020/3601

41

Lead (Pb) as a thermal stabiliser in polyvinyl chloride used in certain in-vitro diagnostic medical devices for the analysis of blood and other body fluids and body gases

The exemption was renewed, and the expiry date extended to 31 March 2022.

Directive (EU) 2020/3665

44

Cadmium (Cd) in certain radiation tolerant video camera tubes

Newly added entry.

Directive (EU) 2020/3643

[1] Directive (EU) 2020/360 

[2] Directive (EU) 2020/361

[3] Directive (EU) 2020/364

[4] Directive (EU) 2020/365

[5] Directive (EU) 2020/366

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