Electronic Products on the Agenda for EU Environment Conference in Washington

9 May 2016

On June 3rd, Europe’s Commerce Department will host its annual EU Environment Conference at the U.S. Department of Commerce building in Washington, D.C. Registration is still open for toy industry professionals who do business in Europe. Registration information can be found here.

A main focus of the conference will be the European Union’s (EU) regulatory landscape for electrical and electronic equipment manufacturers and medical device companies. Topics will include updates to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and the EU’s plan for its Circular Economy proposals.

“U.S. electric toy makers and exporters selling electrical and electronic equipment to the EU will certainly benefit from attending, as the conference’s directives affect them,” said Robert Straetz, Senior International Trade Specialist in the Office of the European Union. “Four new substances being added to RoHS will be reviewed, in addition to several other impactful updates.”

“These new research reports describe potential business opportunities as well as challenges that companies may face in these markets in order to help our members develop successful strategies.” 

Featured speakers include Steve Andrews, the United Kingdom’s Head of the Product Regulation & Producer Responsibility Unit, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Fern Abrams, Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Association Connecting Electronics Industry and Government Relations (IPC).

For the conference’s agenda and more information visit here.

Registration is free but mandatory. Contact Robert.Straetz@trade.gov or 202.482.4496 by Tuesday, May 31st to reserve a seat. The conference will be held at 1401 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230.

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