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  • Two new exemption entries were added to EU RoHS Directive
  • On 5 November 2019, the EU Official Journal(OJ) published two new directives (EU) 2019/1845 and (EU) 2019/1846, amending Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU. According to the amendments, two new entries 43, 44 were added to the Annex III-Applications exempted from the restriction in Article 4(1), see below the details:


    Scope and dates of applicability


    Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in rubber components in engine systems, designed for use in equipment that is not intended solely for consumer use and provided that no plasticised material comes into contact with human mucous membranes or into prolonged contact with human skin and the concentration value of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate does not exceed:

    (a) 30 % by weight of the rubber for

    (i) gasket coatings;

    (ii) solid-rubber gaskets; or

    (iii) rubber components included in assemblies of at least three components using electrical, mechanical or hydraulic energy to do work, and attached to the engine.

    (b) 10 % by weight of the rubber for rubber-containing components not referred to in point (a).

    For the purposes of this entry, “prolonged contact with human skin” means continuous contact of more than 10 minutes duration or intermittent contact over a period of 30 minutes, per day.

    Applies to category 11 and expires on 21 July 2024.’


    Lead in solder of sensors, actuators, and engine control units of combustion engines within the scope of Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 of the European Parliament and of the Council (*) , installed in equipment used at fixed positions while in operation which is designed for professionals, but also used by non-professional users

    Applies to category 11 and expires on 21 July 2024.

    (*) Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 September 2016 on requirements relating to gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery, amending Regulations (EU) No 1024/2012 and (EU) No 167/2013, and amending and repealing Directive 97/68/EC (OJ L 252, 16.9.2016, p. 53).’

    Member states shall apply those provisions from 1 May 2020.

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