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Restriction of Hazardous Substances EU Directive

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RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, a new European Union (EU) directive (Directive 2002/95/EC) which will ban new electrical and electronic equipment from being placed on the EU market if they contain more than agreed levels of certain hazardous substances. Its objective is to provide incentives for designing electrical and electronic equipment in an environmentally more efficient way, which takes waste management aspects fully into account. The RoHS directive applies to any manufacturer of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to be released on the EU market. This applies to manufacturers inside the EU member states and manufacturers outside of Europe wishing to export their products to the EU market.

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