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No. 07/2011 On March 21, 2011, World Trade Organization/Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO/TBT) has notified the proposal of the RoHS recast in the G/TBT/N/EEC/247/Add.1. The proposal is to modify the RoHS (the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment) directive.

The RoHS recast is expected to be published in the European Union (EU) Official Journal (OJ) in June or July this year. It will become effective 20 days after the publication date, and EU member states will have approximately eighteen months to transpose the directive into national law. During this time, the current RoHS directive 2002/95/EC is still applicable.
SGS, the world's leading third party for testing, has established procedures to cover a large variety of legal requirements related to your products and is committed to informing you about developments concerning hazardous substances in Electrical & Electronic products as a complementary service. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
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