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The new European Union RoHS Directive (known as RoHS2) has become EU law when it is published in the Official Journal of the European Community (OJEU) in June 2011, and the new Member State RoHS2 Regulations will take effect 14 months later. There are some well-known differences: inclusion of Category 8 medical devices and Category 9 monitoring and control instruments, a new Category 11, which captures all other ‘grey area’ electrical equipment, and new CE Marking requirements. However, many companies are not aware of the new RoHS2 scope, the obligations of distributors and sample testing requirements.

The webinar will explain the impact of the new RoHS2 scope which applies to all products dependent on electrical power to fulfill at least one intended function. It will highlight the new legal obligations on distributors which apply immediately when the new Member State RoHS2 regulations take. The seminar will also explain the impact of the RoHS2 requirements for the Manufacturer’s CE Marking technical documentation to include test reports wherever applicable. The seminar will highlight the compliance challenges and provide best practice recommendations for how to implement supply chain management solutions.

The key issues covered during the seminar are:

  • RoHS2 timelines, scope and new exemptions policy
  • CE Marking: New RoHS2 compliance requirements for Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors
  • Practical compliance management for RoHS2: Why Manufacturers need to re-think their product compliance strategy
  • Market surveillance for RoHS
  • Test strategies and analytical details for RoHS restricted substances to satisfy the new requirements
  • Questions and answers


Webinar details:

Date: November 23, 2011
Time: 16:00 CET

Free registration for the webinar.

Silke Hilmer
SGS Global Marketing Manager
Consumer Goods and Retail - Electrical & Electronic



SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.