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Stakeholder consultation on two exemption requests from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive)

The stakeholder consultation shall run for eight weeks from 03.12.2019 to 27.01.2020 and covers two exemption requests:

One exemption is the renewal request of exemption 27 of Annex IV and one request is a new exemption. Further necessary information (e.g. original request applications, questionnaire, results of former evaluations) can be found on the page

Annex IV, Ex. 27Lead in solders, termination coatings of electrical and electronic components and printed circuit boards, connections of electrical wires, shields and enclosed connectors, which are used in
(a) magnetic fields within the sphere of 1 m radius around the isocentre of the magnet in medical magnetic resonance imaging equipment, including patient monitors designed to be used within this sphere, or
(b) magnetic fields within 1 m distance from the external surfaces of cyclotron magnets, magnets for beam transport and beam direction control applied for particle therapy

Request 2019-3Lead in bismuth lead strontium calcium copper oxide superconductor cables and wire and lead in electrical connections to these wires


Guidance document

The guidance document contains information on

  • the objective of the consultation,
  • how to submit your contribution,
  • contact details

> Download guidance document on the stakeholder consultation (PDF)


Results of the consultation and next steps

Unconfidential information submitted during the consultation will be posted on the EU CIRCA website (Browse categories > European Commission > Environment > RoHS Evaluations, at top left, click on "Library").

Further exchange with stakeholders will be held after the consultation has ended for those issues where further need for information and / or need for (technical) discussion has been identified.

Target groups

The consultation is targeted at the following groups:

  • EEE industry
  • EEE industry federations
  • Consultancies
  • Research institutions & universities
  • NGOs
  • Public administrations

The following representatives from these groups have currently registered on the list. This list will be updated regularly depending on new registrations of interested stakeholders.

> Download list of interested stakeholders (PDF)


Please take note of the specific privacy statement and of personal data protection.

Should there be any mistakes or uncertainties we apologise for the inconvenience and kindly ask you to provide us with a short indication.


Please note that the scope of the study as indicated in the title for this "pack” of exemption requests (Pack 18) has changed: The assessment of the request for renewal of exemptions 6(a), 6(b), 6(c), 7(a) and 7(c)-I of Annex III has been suspended. The assessment will be conducted together with other applications that might be submitted in beginning of 2020.