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Status of the WEEE/RoHS Implementation in France


Key Implementation Dates
Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
Key Differences from Other Member States

Key Implementation Dates

22nd July 2005: Main WEEE/RoHS regulations transposed directive 2005-829
July 2006: Implementation of WEEE directive delayed to July2006.

WEEE/RoHS Directive

WEEE/RoHS Regulations: - French English Translate

Key Differences from Other Member States

Register: ADEME (Translate) will set up a central register for producers

Separate Collection: Producers to pay local authorities for additional costs of separate collection, or get approval for their own collection systems.

Treatment: Separately collected WEEE has to be reused or treated in France in compliance with the Environmental Code.

Historical Waste t: There will be no differentation between historical and non-historical B2C WEEE

Visible Fee: A visible fee will be mantatory for all B2C WEEE

Finance Business to Business Where users are to take responsibility for WEEE the sales contract must specify the conditions under which the buyer will ensure the total or partial elimination of the waste arising from this equipment at end of life.

Compliance Schemes: Gifam (Translate) for white and brown goods, including TVs, Alliance TICS (Translate) for ITT and ERP (Braun, Electrolux, HP, and Sony) to set up schemes.






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