Some categories were excluded. The last category was excluded last year on July 23rd which was category 11. So right now, other than few exemptions or some medical devices, most of them would fall in the scope.
Now, what is the certification? How do you get your products certified? We are going to discuss this at the end or throughout this presentation. But what you need to get at the end of your product assessment is a declaration of Conformity which we will be part of your DOC, i.e. Declaration of Conformity.
The declaration of Conformity should contain the wording that is indicated in Annex VI of the RoHS directive. For example, you need to have some specific details that are listed here. You need to specify that this declaration is issued under the sole responsibility of the manufacturer. For example, refer exactly to your product. What type of product? And very important, indicate the standards that you use to prepare your technical file and your declaration of Conformity. And typically, that should be the IEC 63’000. We’re going to discuss that later. Also, the exemptions. We will see that your product can be RoHS compliant without any exemption. It can also be proven as compliant with some exemptions, for complex products like yours. You would typically have at least a couple of exemptions that allow lead above the threshold for some specific applications. Let’s say, for ceramic of some capacitors you will need Lead above the regular threshold. We’re going to discuss that later on what does it mean to be RoHS compliant, which is the main question.