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How the RoHS Regulations are enforced

Who enforces the RoHS regulations

The National Measurement Office (NMO) is the UK's enforcement authority for the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Regulations 2012.

If you are a manufacturer, importer or distributor of EEE, you should be able to show that you took all reasonable precautions, steps and measures to ensure compliance with the RoHS regulations.

In order to ensure the regulations are followed, the NMO:

  • provides support and guidance to businesses
  • carries out product testing
  • monitors compliance
  • carries out inspections
  • takes enforcement actions where necessary.

If enforcement is necessary, the NMO has powers of entry, powers to inspect, seize and detail EEE, can issue warrants and can apply sanctions.

Further information

National Measurement Office - Guidance to RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU

Government guidance notes for RoHS 2

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