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What is RoHS?

Circuit boardThe Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive (2011/65/EU) was transposed into UK law on 2 January 2013.

Working in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the National Measurement Office (NMO) is the UK market surveillance authority responsible for enforcing the RoHS Regulations within the UK.

These Regulations implement the RoHS Directive which bans the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than the agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

Manufacturers, authorised representatives, importers and distributors need to understand the requirements placed on them to ensure compliance.

More information about the Regulations and how to comply can be found throughout the website.

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You can contact us regarding the RoHS Directive, Regulations or our enforcement methodologies via the Enquiries tab on the right hand side.

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