India WEEE and RoHS-more information
On 1 May 2011 the amended draft document on WEEE and RoHS in India was promulgated as the “e-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011″ by the Indian Government in New Delhi, and which will come into effect on 1 May 2012. These Rules will apply to all those in the chain of supply and usage, from producers to dismantlers of EEE. As had been expected, there is a considerable similarity with the EU WEEE and RoHS legislation - for example, batteries and Radio-Active Waste do not form part of these rules as they are dealt with under existing legislation.
However, there are some things to note about the legislation, and how it differs from the draft published in 2010.
The scope categories remain as “IT and Telecoms Equipment” and “Consumer Electrical & Electronics”, but the list of items in each scope has now been made inclusive, in that the catch-all phrase ” … and other products or equipment …. ” has been removed from the draft document.
As with the EU RoHS Directive, there are 39 substance use exemptions, however these do differ in that in some of them the applicable dates or levels are not defined as they are in the EU list.
With thanks to ERA Technology