As you are aware, DEFRA recently released a consultation proposing fees for exemption applications to the RoHS Regulations.
On 9 August, BIVDA members were invited to an ad-hoc Environmental Working Party meeting to discuss how BIVDA should respond to this consultation. A draft response was then circulated to members for feedback.
The final response has now been submitted to DEFRA and can be found here.
The overwhelming opinion is that we would disagree with DEFRA implementing this fee for exemption applications, and that it could result in a lack of products being placed on the market in Great Britain.
Thank you to those members who provided feedback. We will continue to keep members informed of any developments in relation to the RoHS Regulations.
The consultation will be closing on 26 August, and we encourage members to submit your own views to the proposal.