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The RoHS recast proposal claims to simplify existing legislation and to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy and administrative costs in line with Better Regulation principles of the EU. Also, the legislative environment in terms of existing EU law changed considerably since the entry into force of the initial RoHS Directive, which should have been reflected accordingly for… » read more

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Orgalime kindly requests the support of European regulators for the following comments and way forward on the Commission’s proposal of 3.12.2008 for amending Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE): 1. Producers of electrical and electronic equipment are committed to the objectives of the WEEE Directive: Producers have taken their responsibility seriously and… » read more

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Making things simpler in the Internal Market (24/7/2006) The position paper ‘Placing a Product on the Community Market – Making things simpler in the Internal Market’ of 24 July 2006 was drafted in the context of the discussion on the revision of the “New Approach” to technical harmonisation and was calling for a a common… » read more

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Manufacturing industries and in particular, Europe’s electrical and electronic industries – have the potential not only to provide significant growth and employment in the EU, but it is they who will also provide solutions for today’s most pressing societal issues. These are some of the conclusion of the EU’s Competitiveness Council convening this week. “We… » read more

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The Machinery Directive is the core European legislation regulating the mechanical engineering industry. It provides the regulatory basis for the harmonisation of the essential health and safety requirements for machinery at the level of the entire European Union. The existing Machinery Directive (98/37/EC) will remain applicable until the 29th December 2009. A revised Machinery Directive… » read more

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Update of the Orgalime REACH guide Since its publication on Orgalime’s website in May 2007, the REACH guide has been downloaded some 4600 times. The guide will be updated again in 2009, with an additional guideline on the Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF) and the update of guidelines related to authorisation, restriction and article 33… » read more

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Orgalime has just joined manufacturing crunch, a global online community for, and about manufacturers and manufacturing. The aim is to try to get some user-generated content from around the globe on issues like REACH, climate change, energy, health care, international tax, trade, immigration and workforce issues, among others………… Join the conversation too……….

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The industry is worth 1 885 billion euro Europe-wide. I think that is worth your while to read the issues that we have to contend with in order to stay competitive in Europe and on the global markets. We represent one third of the manufactured exports of the EU. Go on, give it a try……..more

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In a letter to all MEPs, Orgalime has expressed it’s concerns with respect to the upcoming votes of the European Parliament on the draft Podimata report and draft energy labelling implementation measures for refrigerators and TVs. Orgalime requests their support for resolving, what in our view, are major issues in the establishment of the European… » read more

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