Revised RoHS Directive Looks Promising: IPC Lobbying Efforts Pay Off
During the final trialogue meeting in November, the EU Council, Commission and Parliament representatives agreed to several key provisions for revising the RoHS Directive. Of most importance to electronics manufacturing, several Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) agreed to drop demands for a list of priority substances for new restrictions under the RoHS Directive. The agreement is expected to be adopted and therefore will be a real victory for the electronics industry. However, votes in the Parliament and adoption by the EU Commission and Council have yet to occur and a final RoHS Directive, although unlikely, could include additional substances for priority assessment.
Link to the press release made by the European Union regarding the recast of the RoHS directive: EU RoHS recast press release