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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 10 January 2020 to 20 February 2020 and covers two exemption requests:

Please note that this consultation covers RoHS Pack 19 and 20 with one exemption request each. One exemption is the renewal request of exemption 12 of Annex IV (Pack 19) and one request is a new exemption (Pack 20). Further necessary information (e.g. original request applications, questionnaire, results of former evaluations) can be found on the page

Annex IV, Ex. 12: The current wording of the exemption is “Lead and cadmium in metallic bonds creating supercon-ducting magnetic circuits in MRI, SQUID, NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) or FTMS (Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer) detectors.

Request 2019-4Bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in plastic components in MRI detector coils


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.

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