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Viewpoint on RoHS Amendment: Regulating for Nanomaterials in Electrical Equipment

4:17 AM MDT | July 8, 2011 | Giles Chappell

by Giles Chappell, attorney, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (Brussels). On July 1, 2011, Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment - the “recast RoHS Directive” - was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The recast RoHS Directive will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal, i.e. July 21, 2011, and will replace the existing Directive 2002/95/EC. Member States have until January 2, 2013 to implement the Directive’s...

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