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Amending the use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations

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Seeking views on updating the RoHS regulations to bring the amended EU directive 2017/2102 into UK law.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our planned approach for transposing EU directive 2017/2012 into UK law. The change will correct some unintended consequences of widening the definition of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) products. In particular, the change will stop the restriction on selling second-hand products and repairing with spare parts.

We plan on updating the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012. The amended regulation would be laid on 4 March 2019 and come into force from 29 March 2019.

Published 6 November 2018