Electronics Supply and Manufacturing on RoHS and REACH:

The Government Relations and Environment, Health and Safety Committees of IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries have submitted comments in response to the European Commission’s request for industry participation regarding the review of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive…

IPC is advocating for a full life cycle assessment — a comprehensive evaluation of the design, use and end-of-life impacts — of proposed substitutes before any changes take effect. IPC is also asking the Commission to consider that any further substance restrictions be regulated under the current Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals substances (REACH) Directive to avoid unnecessary confusion and, “to prevent overlapping and duplicative chemical regulations.”

A copy of IPC’s comments is available at: www.ipc.org/commentRoHS.

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