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Korea RoHS Act - Implementing Measures of the Korean RoHS Act Out In December 2007

Publication Date of Korea RoHS Ordinance and Regulations

The Enforcement Ordinance of the Act on the Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles – 28th December 2007 (Presidential Decree No.20480)

The Enforcement Regulation of the Acton the Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles – 31th December 2007 (Ministry of the Environment Ordinance No.267)
The main requirements of the Enforcement Ordinance will enter into force on 1 July 2008

I.e. products put on the market after 1 July 2008 will be subject to regulatory control of the Acton the Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles and its implementing measures. For products put on the market after 1 January 2008 and before 1 July 2008, they shall be in compliance with the Act as of 1 January 2011.
The Enforcement Ordinance of 28 December 2007 provides requirements on:

Products subject to restriction on the use of hazardous substances Concentration limits of hazardous substances Establishment of annual recycling rate Declaration on the compliance with the concentration limits of hazardous substances Provision of recycling information Mandatory recycling rate for electrical and electronic equipment Recycling rate and methods for end-of-life vehicles Permission of collective recycling schemes Submission of recycling performance for end-of-life vehicles Registration of end-of-life vehicle recyclers
The Enforcement Regulation of 31 December 2007 contains:

Recycling methods and standards of electrical and electronic equipment Submission of a recycling requirement implementation plan Submission of a recycling requirement implementation report Standards for the registration of end-of-life vehicle recyclers
Extended Producer Responsibility System of Korea
With the introduction of an extended producer responsibility system from 1 January 2003 under the Act on the Promotion of Resources Saving and Recycling, a direct recycling obligation (i.e. fixing waste recycling targets) has been imposed on producers and importers of heavy waste-generating products and packaging materials. Under the Act, when producing or importing television sets, refrigerators, household washing machines, air conditioners, personal computers, hi-fi systems, or mobile phones (including batteries and chargers), the facility is required to recycle wastes generated from those products or their packages independently or contract with a waste recycling facility, or pay the appropriate charges to an appropriate waste recycling industry mutual-aid association. Information Source
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