18 May 2018, the Official Journal of European Union releases seven Directives (EU)2018/736~(EU)2018/742, amending the exemption for lead content in the Annex III of EU RoHS Regulation.

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The detail of the amending is as follows:

Exemption

Scope and dates of applicability

6(a)

Lead as an alloying element in steel for machining purposes and in galvanised steel containing up to 0,35 % lead by weight

Expires on:

  21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 other than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments;

21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

  21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11。

6(a)-I

Lead as an alloying element in steel for machining purposes containing up to 0,35 % lead by weight and in batch hot dip galvanised steel components containing up to 0,2 % lead by weight

Expires on 21 July 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10.

6(b)

Lead as an alloying element in aluminium containing up to 0,4 % lead by weight

Expires on:

  21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 other than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments,

21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices,

  21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.

6(b)-I

Lead as an alloying element in aluminium containing up to 0,4 % lead by weight, provided it stems from lead-bearing aluminium scrap recycling

Expires on 21 July 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10。

6(b)-II

Lead as an alloying element in aluminium for machining purposes with a lead content up to 0,4 % by weight

Expires on 18 May 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10.

6(c)

Copper alloy containing up to 4 % lead by weight

Expires on:

   21 July 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10,

  21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 other than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments,

21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices,

  21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11。

7(a)

Lead in high melting temperature type solders (i。e。 lead-based alloys containing 85 % by weight or more lead)

Applies to categories 1-7 and 10 (except applications covered by point 24 of this Annex) and expires on 21 July 2021.

For categories 8 and 9 other than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments expires on 21 July 2021。

For category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices expires on 21 July 2023.

For category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11 expires on 21 July 2024.

7(c)-I

Electrical and electronic components containing lead in a glass or ceramic other than dielectric ceramic in capacitors, e。g。 piezoelectronic devices, or in a glass or ceramic matrix compound

Applies to categories 1-7 and 10 (except applications covered under point 34) and expires on 21 July 2021.

For categories 8 and 9 other than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments expires on 21 July 2021。

For category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices expires on 21 July 2023.

For category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11 expires on 21 July 2024.

24

Lead in solders for the soldering to machined through hole discoidal and planar array ceramic multilayer capacitors

Expires on:

   21 July 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10,

  21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 other than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments,

21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices,

  21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.


34

Lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements

Applies to all categories; expires on:

   21 July 2021 for categories 1-7 and 10,

  21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 other than in vitrodiagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments,

21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices,

  21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.


Member States shall adopt and publish the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this directive by 30 June 2019 at the latest, and they shall apply those provisions from 1 July 2019。 This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union。



|Further Information:

Annex III of EU RoHS Regulation

The Directive (EU) 2018/736 amending the Annex III of RoHS

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The Directive (EU) 2018/738 amending the Annex III of RoHS

The Directive (EU) 2018/739 amending the Annex III of RoHS

The Directive (EU) 2018/740 amending the Annex III of RoHS

The Directive (EU) 2018/741 amending the Annex III of RoHS

The Directive (EU) 2018/742 amending the Annex III of RoHS

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