INFORM

Criteria for Granting RoHS Exemptions

Applications for the continuation of exemptions or request for new exemptions will be evaluated according to the criteria of Artikels 5 (1) (a) gepr├╝ft:

Applications for the continuation of exemptions or request for new exemptions will be evaluated according to the criteria of

  • if the substance regulated under RoHS including ist intended application in the requested RoHS exemption are not regulated in Annexes XIV or XVII of the REACh-regulation

and

  • if at least one of the criteria of point 2 in the above figure applies.


The criteria listed under point 3 shall be taken into account. In practice, exemptions cannot be based on merely socioeconomic impacts or the availability unless the impacts would result in a situation similar to technical impracticability of substitution or elimination so that in the end the product can no longer be produced or sold.