Using REACH declarations to meet RoHS requirements

Question: Can European Union (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) declarations also meet the requirements for EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive substances?

Answer: REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) levels are calculated based on the mass of the definition of an article, whereas EU RoHS is set at the homogeneous level, meaning at any point of measurement within the product. Additionally, REACH and RoHS have different exemptions, and the more common ones are calculated differently. It is possible to be compliant with RoHS exemptions, but not be compliant with REACH exemptions, and vice versa.

This content is accurate as of June 21, 2019.

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