Title Arab states notify WTO of RoHS-like regulation
Source Other
Date 2018-05-17 PM 3:32:27 Hit 123
A number of Arab states have notified the WTO of a draft technical Regulation to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Once in force, the regulation would establish the requirements for products placed on the market within Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. They are with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste.
The 45-page regulation includes a list of prohibited substances in materials. These include, with a maximum permissible concentrations (in weight) of 0.1%:
≫hexavalent chromium;
≫polybrominated biphenyls (PBB);
≫polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE);
≫bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP);
≫butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP);
≫dibutyl phthalate (DBP); and
≫diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).
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