ARCHIVES - 2007
December 15, 2007:The draft standard IEC 62321 on Procedures for the determination of levels of six regulated substances (Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers) was approved by the IEC/TC111 committee. Both industry and government have been awaiting the publication of this standard to provide a common agreement for testing for the RoHS substances.
November 2, 2007: NWML releases report on UK RoHS Enforcement. The UK RoHS enforcement authority, the National Weights and Measures Laboratory (NWML), has released its first year report on enforcement of the EU RoHS Directive. The NWML confirmed that a large number of compliance issues had been found and remedial actions taken with several producers. Enforcement was hampered by limitations defined in the UK RoHS regulation; the regulation will be updated in Feb 2008 to increase enforcement powers.
October 19, 2007: The second meeting of the EuP Consultation Forum is held to consider Implementing Measures for “standby and off-mode electric power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment”. The focus of these IMs is on household and office equipment and are targeted to come into effect in 2008.
March 1, 2007: China RoHS marking, documentation, and packaging requirements come into effect.
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