The Administration on the Control of the Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products (ACPEIP)

Published: 15 November 2006

Policies & Issues: Environment

While Europe has (in Directive 2002/95/EC (“RoHS”)) restricted the use of six substances in electrical and electronic equipment as of 1 July 2006, European manufacturers are now facing additional and multiple substance restrictions for their products by legislation adopted by other regions of the world, and the People’s Republic of China in particular.

Representing an industry that acts on global and highly competitive markets and that is characterised by ever shorter design, development, production and -in some cases even- consumption cycles, Orgalime is concerned with the high degree of inconsistency and lack of harmonisation between requirements established in the EU and those established in other parts of the world, and in particular the Chinese Ministerial Decree on the “Administration on the Control of the Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products” (hereinafter ACPEIP), promulgated on 28 February 2006.

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