The Oko Institute are looking at four exemption renewals and there is a large backlog of renewal requests to follow. Analysis on 7b, 9b, 13a and 13b started on 29 December 2014 and is expected to run for 9 months.

The European Commission is obliged by the RoHS recast to make a decision within 12 months of the request being submitted so expect at least a recommendation from Oko around September or October time.

Publication in the Official Journal could take another year!




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