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  The recast of the RoHS directive will feature an open scope. The open scope is any electrical and electronic equipment not captured in categories 1 to 10 unless specifically excluded. The scope is divided into eleven categories. Categories 1 to 8 have been in place since July 2006 and categories 8,9 and 11 will follow at different intervals over the next 8 years or so.   Currently excluded products are:   Military and national security equipment, Large-scale stationary industr ...