FBDi informs about new EU Regulations for Distribution
In Directive 2017/2102 of November 15, 2017, the EU addresses a range of issues that includes amendments to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS) on the restricted use of specific hazardous substances in electrical and electronic devices. A new addition that the FBDi sees as particularly relevant to the distribution sector is an exemption list in Annex 3 for electronics. Here, the expiry dates for categories 8 (medicine), 9 (control and measurement equipment) and 11 (new as of July 22, 2019) are defined:
- Category 8 and Category 9 for private consumers: max. 7 years validity from the date of inclusion in RoHS (July 22, 2014) => Expiry date July 22, 2021
- InVitro diagnostic equipment from Category 8 => Expiry date July 22, 2023
- Category 9 => Expiry date July 22, 2014
- Category 11 – max. 5 years from the date of inclusion in RoHS => Expiry date July 22, 2024
Therefore, in the absence of new exemptions, all exemptions will expire in 2024. However, due to ongoing discussions about the extension of exemptions, these expiry dates are currently merely theoretical and are not valid.
About Der FBDi e.V.
The FBDi e.V. – Fachverband der Bauelemente Distribution e.V. (Professional Association of Component Distribution), founded in 2003, is well-established in the German association community and represents a large portion of distributors of electronic components with operations in Germany. In addition to the preparation and advancement of numerical data and statistics concerning the German distribution market for electronic components, work group engagement and reporting on important industry themes (amongst others, education, liability and rights, traceability, and environmental themes) form essential pillars of the association’s work. The FBDi is a member of the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA).
Member companies (as of January 2017):
Acal BFi Germany, Arrow Central Europe, Avnet EMG EMEA (Avnet Abacus, Avnet Silica, EBV, MSC Technologies), Beck Elektronische Bauelemente, Blume Elektronik Distribution, Bürklin Elektronik, CODICO, Conrad Electronic SE, ECOMAL Europe, Endrich Bauelemente, EVE, Farnell, Future Electronics Deutschland, Haug Components Holding, Glyn, Hy-Line Holding, JIT electronic, Kruse Electronic Components, MB Electronic, Memphis Electronic, MEV Elektronik Service, Mouser Electronics, pk components, RS Components, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente, Schukat electronic, Distrelec Schuricht, SHC, TTI Europe.
Supporting members: Amphenol FCI, elotronics, mewa electronic, TDK Europe.