China RoHS 2 Update

This summer, at the end of July, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed a draft “catalog” of “Electrical and Electronic Products” (EEPs) that would be subject to substance restrictions under the current “China RoHS 2” regulation (AKA Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic…

electronics, conflict minerals, Africa

How the SEC’s Shift on Conflict Minerals Will Impact Electronics

Portions of the electronics industry are applauding a policy shift toward the so-called “conflict minerals” rule that requires publicly traded U.S. companies to disclose the use of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) sourced from war-torn regions of Africa. Acting Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Michael Piwowar has directed agency staff to reconsider how companies…

Conflict Minerals Ruling Ignites Compliance Confusion

Electronics manufacturers and component suppliers seeking guidance from authorities following a recent court ruling striking down a portion of the Conflict Minerals Rule will have to wait a while longer. While an industry organization representing suppliers and distributors believes the ruling may have eliminated the need for compliance with the legislation, some lawyers are advising…