Norwegians set to implement RoHS directive

Norway is to ban a range of hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment in accordance with the EU RoHS directive, the environment ministry announced on Tuesday. The cost of implementing the legal limit of 0.1% by weight for lead, mercury, chromium, and two classes of flame retardants will be "small", it said. In line with the directive, manufacturers have until July 2006 to comply with the rules, which also cover cadmium (EED 17/02/03). Norway is required to implement the directive even though it is not an EU member state. See press release.

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