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RoHs review unlikely to make major changes

Post By: Jonathan Rickwood on Friday, 17 January 2014


ENDs reports that The European Commission is not planning to make major changes to the RoHS directive on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) during its review this year.

When RoHS was revised in 2011 its scope was extended to all types of EEE, but with a number of exemptions including for PV panels, military products and fixed industrial machinery. A review of the scope is due by July 2014.

A consultation will be launched shortly, but...

China adopts 4th revised edition of GHS

Post By: Jonathan Rickwood on Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Chemical Watch reports that China has announced a raft of new and revised standards that align its classification and labelling requirements with the fourth revised edition of the UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of chemicals classification and labelling.

Two new and 26 revised mandatory national standards on classification and labelling were approved, according to two notices issued by the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC) on 10 October. The standards will come into force on 1 November 2014.    

The two new standards...

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