Expert analysis of electronics-related legislation and compliance requirements, such as RoHS, REACH and WEEE, from industry expert Gary Nevison of Farnell.

Latest Electronic Tech News On China REACH

China REACH - overview

The Chinese Government published and has adopted amended legislation on 19 January 2010 which is due to come into force on 15 October 2010. For a one page summary refer to this exclusive China REACH pdf. Directive Decoder…

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China published proposals for its equivalent to the EU REACH regulations in May 2009. This aims to control the manufacture, import and use of chemicals and has similarities with the EU REACH regulations. The original proposals included very few obligations that affected substances in “articles”, as fabricated products are referred…

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The so called China REACH

So called China REACH – the “Measures on Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances” was adopted in January 2009 and will enter into force on 15 October 2010. The adopted regulation contains 52 articles compared to only 41 in the draft released in May 2009. The regulations include…

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China REACH-trade barrier or not?

On 21 May 2009 the Ministry of Environment Protection of China launched the closed inter ministries consultation on the proposed amendments to the Measures on the Environmental Control of New Chemical Substances….China REACH.   Information provided by the Korean Environmental Council in Europe suggests that, amongst others, the most significant…

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Korea RoHS - revised dates

New information from the Ministry of Environment of Korea (so called Korean RoHS). Amended clauses in an additional rule of enforcement include: 1.Revised date of enforcement is now 1/7/08 for new products manufactured after 1/7/08 2.Products manufactured prior to 1/7/08 will be…

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