Several types of outdoor power equipment are impacted by the Directive 2011/65/EU, the so-called RoHS 2 Directive. Therefore, EGMF provided comments on the RoHS revision inception impact assessment roadmap and responded to the public consultation.
EGMF considers that the Directive has been effective, has prevented the multiplication of legislation restricting use of hazardous substances at national level and possible inconsistencies and has played a positive role at international level. However, the Directive still needs to be improved, especially the lengthy and inefficient process to renew exemptions, resulting in uncertainties for manufacturers. Therefore, EGMF suggests simplifying and clarifying the RoHS Directive by introducing and revising legislative measures and transforming the RoHS Directive into a regulation.