With the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (EC No 1907/2006) the EU ensures the protection of human health and the environment. To do so, it has put the responsibility on the industry and requires ongoing action from automotive suppliers as well.
When you produce or assemble automotive components, you need to provide safety information for REACH-relevant substances you use and manage the risk arising from it. Are you familiar with the current REACH
After six years and many negotiations between the member states and EU institutions, an agreement has been put in place on conflict minerals. It is not in force yet, but is expected to be adopted by the end of 2016.
The negotiated compromise includes the following points:
- There will be a mandatory scheme for distributors and importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold which also applies to smelters and refineries.
- It will be conducted according to OECD due diligence guidelines.
Since June 2016, the revision of Annex II of the ELV Directive is valid. Exceptions 8e, 8f, 8g, 8h, 8j and 10d of Annex II have been reviewed in 2014.
The following changes have been made (non-exhaustive):
|8e||This exemption will be reviewed in 2019.|
|8f||This exemption has been split into 8f.a and 8f.b.|
|8f.a||Application for certain vehicles and spare parts will already expire on January 1, 2017.|
Regarding exemption 10a and / or electronic devices that are not installed by the