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At the end of May 2011, the European Council rubberstamped a two and half year recast procedure on the revised RoHS Directive. The legislation, which restricts the use of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, such as TVs, laptops, washing machines, fridges and lighting equipment has now been extended to progressively phase in… » read more

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Orgalime believe in the key role that manufacturing industry plays as a driver of Europe’s economy, both through the direct jobs that companies provide and indirectly throughout their supply chains, including not least the services industry. Our manifesto, ‘Maufacturing Matters’ serves not only the European Institutions but anyone who believes that industry counts. In this… » read more

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Our vision is to actively promote the development in Europe of the necessary competitive framework conditions under which our companies can flourish, provide growth and employment both today and in the long term as manufacturers in the EU, and to ensure that the trading conditions they face are fair, both in the EU and on… » read more

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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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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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Orgalime have recently submitted their position papers for the recast of WEEE and RoHS. However, it seems that transparency and better regulation have been forgotten with their latest proposals. In terms of WEEE: A Lack of transparency. Notwithstanding certain stakeholder consultations before summer 2008, the Commission did not discuss key options chosen for the final… » read more

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In its session this Wednesday, the College of Commissioners has adopted proposed amendments on two core legislative instruments affecting European manufacturers of electrical and electronic appliances, namely the Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and a Directive on substance restrictions in such appliances (RoHS). While the electrical engineering and electronics industry have already… » read more

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