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The UK RoHS adopts UKCA instead of CE mark

February 17, 2022

RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulation aims at restricting the use of hazardous substances contained in electrical and electronic equipment for better protection of the environment and human health. Furthermore, it encourages recycling these hazardous materials or their substitution with safer alternatives . Europe RoHS scope covers most household, professional, medical devices, tools, monitoring instruments […]

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Withdrawal of the UK and EU rulead in the field of chemicals regulation under Reach

May 21, 2020

Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has become a ‘third country’ following Brexit. The Withdrawal Agreement2 provides for a transition period ending on 31 December 2020.3 Until that date, EU law in its entirety applies to and in the United Kingdom. During the transition period of Brexit, […]

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Consequences for conformity assessment procedures and notified bodies

April 05, 2020

In some product areas, Union legislation requires the intervention of a qualified third party, known as Notified Body, in the conformity assessment procedure. Union product legislation requires Notified Bodies to be established in a Member State and be designated by a Member State notifying authority for performing the conformity assessment tasks set out in the […]

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UK issued guidance on RoHS

November 12, 2019

The Department for Business together with the Department for Environment of United Kingdom issued a guidance for manufacturers, importers and distributors on  RoHS which covers most electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) defined in 10 broad categories. Extending to a particular manufactured item depends on its nature and function. All the components and subassemblies of EEE […]

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UK released a guidance for using the new UK product making brought by British Exit (Brexit) from the EU

May 13, 2019

  The Department for Business of the UK, Energy & Industrial Strategy released guidance for using the new UK product making called UKCA on February 2, 2019. In most cases CE marking will still be available for products being placed on the UK market, however, if products require third-party assessment of conformity, and if this […]

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