Achieving and Maintaining

Global Rohs Compliance

Best Practices for Integrating RoHS Regulatory Requirements Into Your Processes Worldwide

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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Europe and China now… Australia, California and others next... RoHS is exploding worldwide.
Are your systems, supply chain and compliance regimes ready to keep pace with the rapid developments in this emerging area?

That’s a question many in the electronics industry may be struggling to answer at this point. In early 2006, everyone was scrambling to meet the requirements of Europe RoHS. Then came China – even more complex and far-reaching – and while China RoHS is being implemented in phases, other RoHS initiatives are cropping up in other parts of the world. Australia, Latin America. California has enacted AB48 – there’s even talk now of a US federal standard in the next few years.

With all these differing requirements, and lack of one global standard, it’s absolutely essential to ensure your company masters a method for translating all this information into practical, efficient, cost-effective company processes – that ensure you are in compliance with RoHS worldwide, wherever your product is distributed.

Learn practical strategies for overcoming the challenges associated with managing global RoHS. Top industry leaders, who jumped in early on and have been working their way through the challenges of implementing RoHS will share with you what’s working for them, and what’s not – and help you get the tools and information you need to ensure that you can manage the challenges of meeting compliance – globally – with RoHS regulations.

Gain valuable insights into the toughest challenges you face, including:

  • What to do now to prepare for the next phases of China RoHS
  • Materials declarations management: how to manage the challenges associated with IPC 1752 and other standards
  • Complying with different standards in different markets: strategies for success
  • Adjusting your strategy for compliance with EU v. China RoHS

Contents & Contributors

About

Europe and China now… Australia, California and others next... RoHS is exploding worldwide.
Are your systems, supply chain and compliance regimes ready to keep pace with the rapid developments in this emerging area?

That’s a question many in the electronics industry may be struggling to answer at this point. In early 2006, everyone was scrambling to meet the requirements of Europe RoHS. Then came China – even more complex and far-reaching – and while China RoHS is being implemented in phases, other RoHS initiatives are cropping up in other parts of the world. Australia, Latin America. California has enacted AB48 – there’s even talk now of a US federal standard in the next few years.

With all these differing requirements, and lack of one global standard, it’s absolutely essential to ensure your company masters a method for translating all this information into practical, efficient, cost-effective company processes – that ensure you are in compliance with RoHS worldwide, wherever your product is distributed.

Learn practical strategies for overcoming the challenges associated with managing global RoHS. Top industry leaders, who jumped in early on and have been working their way through the challenges of implementing RoHS will share with you what’s working for them, and what’s not – and help you get the tools and information you need to ensure that you can manage the challenges of meeting compliance – globally – with RoHS regulations.

Gain valuable insights into the toughest challenges you face, including:

  • What to do now to prepare for the next phases of China RoHS
  • Materials declarations management: how to manage the challenges associated with IPC 1752 and other standards
  • Complying with different standards in different markets: strategies for success
  • Adjusting your strategy for compliance with EU v. China RoHS

Contents & Contributors

CHINA ROHS: NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND EMERGING REQUIREMENTS
Richard J. (“Tad”) Ferris Jr., Holland & Knight, LLP (Washington, DC)
Dr. Hongjun Zhang, Holland & Knight LLP (Beijing, PRC)

CHINA RoHS LABELING AND MATERIAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
John L. Sharp, Amphenol TCS (San Diego, CA)

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES COMPLIANCE: ASSESSING THE CHINA RoHS STANDARDS
Joe Johnson, Cisco Systems; iNEMI (San Jose, CA)

PREPARING FOR THE CHINA ROHS “CATALOGUE”: WHAT IS COMING NEXT?
Dr. Hongjun Zhang, Holland & Knight LLP (Beijing, PRC)

ONGOING RoHS COMPLIANCE: HP EXPERIENCE
Judy Glazer, Hewlett Packard (Palo Alto, CA)

CONTINUOUS COMPLIANCE: RoHS CHALLENGES AND APPROACH
Joe Scala, Celestica (Toronto, ON)

GLOBAL RoHS
Mark Plagens, Honeywell International Inc. (Houston, TX)

GLOBAL RoHS COMPLIANCE OVERVIEW
David Castro, Solectron (Milpitas, CA)

GLOBAL RoHS COMPLIANCE TYCO ELECTRONICS’ APPROACH
David R. Bender, Tyco Electronics (Harrisburg, PA)

INTEL’S RoHS COMPLIANCE APPROACH
Linda Young, Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE APPROACH
Mark Frimann, Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX)

GLOBAL RoHS COMPLIANCE: A QUALITY MANAGEMENT APPROACH
Richard Kubin, Vice President, E2Open (San Francisco, CA)

THE EU RoHS DIRECTIVE: IMPLEMENTATION STATUS AND ISSUES
Lucas Bergkamp, Hunton & Williams (Brussels, Belgium)

RESTRICTION OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (RoHS) HARMONIZATION: PROGRESS TOWARD A SINGLE GLOBAL STANDARD?
Eric Simmon, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (Gaithersburg, MD)

CALIFORNIA RoHS UPDATE
Richard Goss, Environmental Affairs Electronics Industry Alliance (EIA) (Arlington, VA)

LATIN AMERICAN PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVES
Madeleine B. Kadas, Beveridge & Diamond (Austin, TX)

RoHS AROUND THE WORLD: WHN (WHAT THE HE** IS NEXT)?
Michael Kirschner, Design Chain Associates (San Francisco, CA)



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