TITLE

Electronics Industry Calls for Federal RoHS Legislation

PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Design News;11/6/2006, Vol. 61 Issue 16, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the opposition of the electronic industry over the legislation passed by the U.S. and Canada that is similar to the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substance). The companies in the electronic industry express that the RoHS-style-legislation is not merely the problem but the individualized bills that the states and provinces are passing. They contend that the individualized bills would make it impossible to develop one product to comply with everyday law.
ACCESSION #
23176401

 

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