RoHS In 2019 Regulation Overview

by Matt Thorn

on July 3, 2019


RoHS is an acronym that stands for ‘Restriction of Hazardous Substances’ and is also referred to as ‘Directive 2002/95/EC’.


Executive Summary


It is a European Union directive that restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products (EEE) and came into effect on 1st July 2006. There are currently 10 substances banned under RoHS (RoHS 3); lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP). Due to the language within the regulation, many companies outside the electronics industry think they’re out of scope - this is not the case. The RoHS regulation covers products, and is not unique to one industry.


In this white paper, we go into detail on the following topics:

  • RoHS regulation overview
  • What are the penalties for non-compliance?
  • RoHS 1, RoHS 2, RoHS 3, what's the difference and what do you need to report on in 2019?
  • What will be included in RoHS 4?
  • Compliance Strategy
    • What documents to look for  
    • How to engage suppliers
    • How to analyze data
    • How to keep product data up to date
  • Reporting requirements for all members of the supply chain:
    • Original equipement manufacturers.
    • Component manufacturers and distributors
    • Distributors
    • End retailers


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