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Luxembourg’s Ministry of Environment has released Grand-Ducal Regulation of 9 November 2018 amending Annex III of the amended Grand-Ducal Regulation of 30 July 2013 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

This amendment incorporates the changes made by the following EU Directives to the Annex to Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ROHS) (Directive 2011/65/EU):

  • Directive (EU) 2018736 — exemption for certain electrical and electronic components containing lead in glass or ceramic materials
  • Directive (EU) 2018737 — exemption for lead in solder paste for multilayer ceramic capacitors with metallized holes, discoidal or flat
  • Directive (EU) 2018738 — lead exemption in the cermet elements of adjustable potentiometers
  • Directive (EU) 2018739 — exemption for lead as an alloying element in steel
  • Directive (EU) 2018740 — exemption for lead as an alloying element in aluminum
  • Directive (EU) 2018741 — exemption for lead as an alloying element in copper
  • Directive (EU) 2018742 — exemption for lead in high temperature fusion welds

The Regulation will be enforced on June 30, 2019.