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RoHS Transposition Status of Member States
(Status implementation date per Jan 2007)

 Austria

Estonia 

Hungary 

Luxembourg 

Slovakia

 Belgium

 Finland

 Ireland

 Malta

 Slovenia

 Cyprus

 France

 Italy

 Netherlands

 Spain

 Czech Republic

 Germany

 Latvia

 Poland

 Sweden

 Denmark

 Greece

 Lithuania

 Portugal

 United Kingdom


Note: Romania and Bulgaria become EU member states since 1 January 2007

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 (Note : Based on latest information available, last update in Jan 2007)

RoHS Development MileStone

MileStone
RoHS (endorsed)

Become EU Legislation

13 Feb 2003
Transpose WEEE and RoHS into national legislation

13 Aug 2004
Review of RoHS requirements based on latest technology development

13 Aug 2005
All electrical and electronic equipment free of RoHS restricted hazardous substances

1 July 2006

Highlights of some EU member states
 

Legislation

 1/7/2006 effective?

Difference with EU RoHS?

 Enforcement bodies

Penalties

Austria Ordinance on Waste Prevention, Collection and Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Y -- Federal Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry, Environment and Water Management (www.lebensministerium.at); Federal Environment Agency (www.umweltbundesamt.at) Fines vary between €360 and €7,270. Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Belgium Royal Decree on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment Y -- Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (www.health.fgov.be)

Fines vary between €6.25 and €4,000,000. Imprisonment from 3 days up to 3 years.

Cyprus Administrative Act No 668  Y --   Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment (www.moa.gov.cy) Fine up to CYP 20,000 (€35,000). Imprisonment up to 3 years. Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Czech Republic  The implementing law Act 7/2005 amends Act 185/2001 to include a new chapter 8 on EEE into Act 185/2001. Decree 352/2005 contains the list of exemptions.  Y -- Czech Inspection of Environment (under the Ministry of Environment, www. env.cz) Fine up to 10,000,000 Czech Crowns. Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Denmark  The Regulation (BEK No 1008 of 12 October 2004) on the Limitation of Import and Sales of Electrical and Electronic Products Containing Certain Hazardous Substances Y -- Ministry of the Environment (www.mim.dk); Danish Environmental Protection Agency (www.mst.dk) Removal of products from the market; up to 2 yr imprisonment; maximum fine not defined but considered approximately €1,000 for the fist-time violation
Estonia Regulation No 158 of 29 April 2004; the Waste Act of 1 May 2004  Y -- Ministry of Environment (www.envir.ee) Fines up to 50,000 Kroons (~€3200). Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Finland Decree on the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Materials in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (853/2004) Y -- Safety Technology Authority Potential fine and imprisonment ( not defined); compensating the costs incurred by the authorities for carrying measures served in an order but not been complied with by the producer.
France Decree 2005/829; Ministerial Order of 25 November 2005 Y -- Ministry for Ecology and Sustainable Development (www.ecologie.gouv.fr) Fine up to (€1500)
Germany Act Governing the Sale, Return and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, or ElektroG) Y -- Federal Ministry for the Environment (www.bmu.de)  Fine up to €50,000. Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Greece Presidential Decree No 117/2004 Y The authority may prohibit the use of other dangerous substances or define maximum concentration levels of various substances or even exempt specific EEE from RoHS requirements provided that the use of any alternative substance is impossible or the risk of detriment to the safety of consumers is greater than that to the environment Ministry of the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works (www.minenv.gr); The National Organisation for the Alternative Management of Packaging and Other Waste (EOEDSAP) Fine vary between €300 and €150,000. Imprisonment up to 3 years. Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Hungary Restricting the Application of Individual Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Ministerial Decree 16/2004 Y -- Ministry of Environment and Water (www.ktm.hu) Charge for a waste management fine
Ireland Waste Management (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulation 2005 (SI290/2005) Y Producers must register with the registration body. A mark should be incorporate in each of the EEE. Producers should keep appropriate records at an address in Ireland. Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (www.environ.ie) Fine up to €15,000,000. Imprisonment up to 10 years. Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Italy Legislative Decree No. 151 (Decree 151/2005) Y It is suggested producers to keep appropriate records for a period of up to 4 years after the particular EEE product was placed on the market. Ministry of Environment (www.minambiente.it)  Fine up to €100,000. Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Latvia Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No. 723  Y -- Ministry of Environment (www.vidm.gov.lvf) Currently, no penalties set for non-compliance.
Lithuania Lithuanian Hygienic Norm HN 36:2002 on Banned and Restricted Substance Y -- Ministry of Health (www.sam.lt) Pursuant to discussions
Luxembourg The Grand-Duke’s Decree on WEEE and the Restriction of Use of Some of Their Hazardous Components Y Producers must keep records including the quantity, nature and origin of the products, the frequency of the collection, the means of transportation and of treatment for at least 3 years. Ministry of the Environment (www.environnement.public.lu) Imprisonment 8 days – 6 months and/or a fine 62 – 123,950 Euro. Double the maximum term of imprisonment and/or maximum fine can be imposed for second offence within 2 years.
Malta Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations, 396/2004 Y Committee to be set up. Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs can request analyses and examinations of products, even the immediate withdrawal of unsafe products from the market. Maltese Standards Authority (www.msa.org.mt) Fine vary between Lm200 and Lm10,000. Imprisonment up to 4 years. Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Netherlands EEE Management Decree Y Military equipment is not exempted VROM (www.vrom.nl) Fine up to €450,000. Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Poland  Ordinance on Hazardous Substance Restrictions in Electronic and Electrical Equipment Y Certification by authorized laboratories for every product to ensure compliance with national technical and security standards.  Ministry of Economics and Labour (www.mgip.gov.pl) Fines up to 5000 zloty (~€1,250). Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Portugal Law-Decree 230/2004 Y -- The Environment Ministry (www.maotdr.gov.pt) Fines vary between €250 and €44,800. Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Slovakia Act 733/2004 and Ministerial Decree 208/2005 Y -- Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic (www.lifeenv.gov.sk) Fines may up to 5,000,000 Slovak crowns (~€132,000). Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.
Slovenia National Rules on the Prohibition of and Limitations on Placing on the Market and Use of Certain Hazardous Substances and Preparations Y -- The Ministry of Health (www.mz.gov.si) Fines vary between €2,000 and €83,000
Spain Electric and Electronic Equipment and the Management of Waste, Royal Decree 208/2005 Y -- Ministry of Industry (www.mityc.es); Ministry of Environment (www.mma.es) Fines up to €1,200,000
Sweden Ordinance SFS 2005:217 Y Inspectors of Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate will perform regular visits. But they will not conduct testing of the products or components. Ministry of Sustainable Development (www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/2969) Fines vary between SEK30 and SEK1000 (~€3 and €108). Imprisonment up to 2 years; imprisonment more than 6 months for serious offence.
United Kingdom The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2005 (2005 No. 2748) Y Submit technical information within 28 days upon request by Sectary of State. Technical information to be kept for 4 years. Defense of due diligence National Weight and Measure Laboratory (NWML) (www.rohs.gov.uk) Penalties for offences (Summary conviction -> not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale; Conviction on indicment -> no upper limit specified); Persons other than principal offender may also be liable for offence; Higher fines may be imposed for serious infringement.