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Regulatory ESSENTIAL
Europ. Economi. - RoHS

Modular information package with all the essential information for compliant products in your target market.
Conveniently read online at Product-Compliance-Portal ROGER WILLCO.

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Stakeholders:      Manufacturer     
Application: electrical equipment,hazardous substances
Countries: Image for EEA European Economic Area (EU + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway),  
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Status: Published 2020-04-01 by Inken Green and Linda Kritzler
Last change 2024-01-10 by Inken Green: Hints, Dangerous substances (RoHS)
   
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Subject Areas of this Essential:


Dangerous substances (RoHS)

Scope of this ESSENTIAL
This ESSENTIAL describes the legal obligations for manufacturers and the regulatory requirements for hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the European Economic Area (EEA). '

Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
here you will get a linked document in ROGER WILLCO
(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Scope of legislation
The Directive lays down rules on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste EEE. (Article 1)
All products with an electrical and electronic component, unless specifically excluded, have to comply with these restrictions.

Article 3:
(1) ‘electrical and electronic equipment’ or ‘EEE’ means equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields and designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1 000 volts for alternating current and 1 500 volts for direct current;

(2) for the purposes of point 1, ‘dependent ‘ means, with regard to EEE, needing electric currents or electromagnetic fields to fulfil at least one intended function;'

Restricted substances
here you will get textual information

Which substances are restricted?

Responsible actors
here you will get textual information

Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
here you will get textual information

What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

Exemption clauses
here you will get textual information

Exempted devices/products or industry sectors.

Sub-federal legislation of states/counties
here you will get textual information

E. g. by 2019 an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on governance of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has been signed by Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

FTA/MRA status with EU
here you will get textual information

Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Name of the authority for approval, registration, market surveillance and/or enforcement

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
here you will get a linked document in ROGER WILLCO
(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
here you will get textual information

Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
here you will get textual information

[Yes/No]

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Equipment authorization (approval process)

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
here you will get textual information

Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Is the IECEE CB Scheme accepted by the authority/approval body?
here you will get textual information

"[Yes/ No / no information available] [Text] Information (website)"

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
here you will get textual information

e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
here you will get textual information

Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
here you will get textual information

e .g. formal application

Is a factory inspection legally required
here you will get textual information

Hints
here you will get a image or chart

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Testing & Standards

Specific requirements for testing
here you will get textual information

e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

Link to harmonised standards list
here you will get textual information

Is in-country testing legally required?
here you will get textual information

Acceptance of foreign test reports
here you will get textual information

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Hints
here you will get a image or chart

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory e-labelling allowed?
here you will get textual information

e. g. put the regulatory information and labels in a software menu

Required information on the product and/or packaging
here you will get textual information

e. g. address of the manufacturer/importer, serial number

User instructions language(s)
here you will get textual information

Regulated by the legal provisions

User instruction requirements and specific compliance notes
here you will get textual information

Form, sentence inside, simple text. E. g. FCC/ISED compliance information, SAR information, battery, environmental information like waste

Warnings, symbols
here you will get textual information

e. g. ANSI Z 535.4

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

General Information:

   European Economic Area (EU + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway)

Code, ContinentEEA,
Economic Area
Official Language24 official languages
Standard Institute
HS Codemember

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