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Korea Revises Act for Electrical & Electronic Products and Automobiles Recycling

Post By: Katie Hill on Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Republic of Korea has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) it is revising the “Act for Resource Recycling of Electrical & Electronic Products and Automobiles”. The revised Act aims at enhancing recycling and reducing environmental risks from electrical & electronic products and automobiles.

The Act, which incorporates aspects of EU-RoHS, EU-WEEE and EU-End of Life Vehicles Directives, covers electronic products operated by electricity and magnetic field, as well as automobiles. It places limits on the use of hazardous substances in...

New EU Rules to Strengthen Toy Safety

Post By: Katie Hill on Thursday, 21 July 2011

New EU rules to strengthen toy safety took effect on 20 July 2011. With entry into force of the new Toys Directive, all actors involved in the production, sale, and control of toys on the EU market gain heightened responsibilities to better protect children. Member States will have to ensure that market surveillance authorities perform adequate checks both at the EU external borders and within the Union itself. Toy manufacturers, importers and distributors also have additional obligations and must...

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