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The Netherlands Implements RoHS Directives


On April 12, 2019, the State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management announced via Notice No. ENW/BSK-2019/66783 that the following Directives amending EU RoHS are now implemented in the Dutch law:

  • Directive (EU) 2018/736: Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU - Amendment - (regarding an exemption for certain electrical and electronic components containing lead in glass or ceramic)

  • Directive (EU) 2018/737: Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU - Amendment - (regarding an exemption for lead in solders for the soldering to machined through hole discoidal and planar array ceramic multilayer capacitors);

  • Directive (EU) 2018/738: Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU - Amendment - (regarding an exemption for lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements)

  • Directive (EU) 2018/739: Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU - Amendment - (regarding an exemption for lead as an alloying element in steel)

  • Directive (EU) 2018/740: Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU - Amendment - (regarding an exemption for lead as an alloying element in aluminium)

  • Directive (EU) 2018/741: Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU - Amendment - (regarding an exemption for lead as an alloying element in copper)

  • Directive (EU) 2018/742: Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU - Amendment - (regarding an exemption for lead in high melting temperature solders)

  • Directive (EU) 2019/178: Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU - Amendment - (regarding an exemption for lead in bearings and bushes applied in certain non-road professional use equipment).

The Directives from (EU) 2018/736 to (EU) 2018/742 will come into force from July 1, 2019.

The Directive (EU) 2019/178 will take effect starting from July 22, 2019.

The official document is available here

The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

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