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Rules and Standards

Directive on Low voltage electrical equipment

The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides a high level of protection for European citizens, and benefits fully from the Single Market.

Batteries Directive

Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators  intends to contribute to the protection, preservation and improvement of the quality of the environment by minimising the negative impact of batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. It was amended by Directive 2013/56 on cadmium and mercury in batteries.

Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive

The Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC establishes a regulatory framework for placing and putting into service radio and telecommunications terminal equipment (R&TTE) on the free market. The Directive was revised by Directive 2014/53 on radio equipment (applicable as of June 2016).

Directive on packaging and packaging waste

Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste was adopted to harmonize national measures concerning the management of packaging and packaging waste and to prevent or reduce its impact on the environment. This Directive was amended by Directive 2015/720 as regards reducing the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags.

Waste Framework Directive

Directive 2008/98/EC sets the basic concepts and definitions related to waste managament, such as definitions of waste, recycling, recovery.

Cosmetic Regulation

Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009 on cosmetic products is the main regulatory framework for finished cosmetic products when placed on the EU market. This Regulation was amended by Regulation 358/2014 amending Annexes II (banned substances) and V (allowed preservatives).

Directive 2011/65 RoHS

The Directive 2011/65/EU sets the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (recast).

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