Oeko Final RoHS Exemptions Report (Pack 24)

By: SiliconExpert on March 23rd, 2022

March 23, 2022 – The Oeko-Institut has recently published a final report studying the renewal requests of eight (8) exemptions: 5(b), 18(b), 18(b)-I, 24, 29, 32 and 34 of Annex III and 34 of Annex IV of Directive 2011/65/EU (Pack 24). These studies and recommendations will be presented to the European Union Commission as they consider a final decision. 

This ROHS directive has been implemented to prevent the risks posed to human health and the environment as a result of electronic and electrical waste. This directive (2011/65/EU) requires all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to be free of any substances included within Annex II. Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) containing materials within Annex III & IV are exempt from this ruling.   

To help you better understand this published report, SiliconExpert has compiled a summarized list of the updates below.  

Exemption No. Action
Annex III n. 5(b) Renewal for specific category, expires on 21 July 2026 for category 5
Annex III n. 18(b) Renewal, expires on:
– 21 July 2026 for categories 5, 8 and 9;
– 21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;
– 21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11.
Annex III n. 18(b)-I Will be merged with exemption 34 of Annex IV with a new number Annex III n. 18(b)-II
Annex III n. 18(b)-II New, expires on 21 July 2026 for categories 5, 8 and 9
Annex III n. 24 Expires 18 months after the decision for below categories
– 1 to 7 and 10
– 8 and 9 others than in vitro and industrial
– 8 in vitro
Annex III n. 24 (a) New, Expires on 21 July 2026 for all categories
Annex III n. 29 Renewal for specific categories
Expires on:
– 21 July 2026 for categories 3, 4, 5 and 11
-21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices
-21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments
Annex III n. 32 Renewal for specific categories
Expires on:
– 21 July 2026 for categories 3, 4, 5 and 11
-21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices
-21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments
Annex III n. 34 Renewal, expires on 21 July 2024 for all categories
Annex IV n. 34 Expired and will be merged with exemption Annex III n. 18 (b)-I with a new number Annex III n. 18(b)-II

For more information, please download our ROHS Exemptions document, managed and published by SiliconExpert. 

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