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RoHS restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products (EEE products). The current list of restricted substances is found in Annex II of the Directive and includes four heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium) and two brominated flame retardants (polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)).
WEEE mandates that EU Member States enact rules directed at the prevention, reduction, recycling and re-using of waste from electric and electronic products (EEE). The Directive has provisions directed at the achievement of each of these objectives, however most U.S. exporters are concerned about those elements addressing the collection of EEE waste.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act includes Section 1502 Conflict Minerals. This section requires changes to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to include requirements for disclosures relating to conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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