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Guide explains supply chain disclosure requirements for electronic products packaging

6 September 2012

A guide has been released outlining the supply chain data needed by manufacturers and suppliers to comply with regulations for substances used in the packaging of electronic products for distribution. Developed by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), DigitalEurope and the Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI), the guide aims to help manufacturers and suppliers meet their data obligations, meet design specifications, and reach sustainability goals and other objectives.

The report, titled “The Joint Industry Guide – Material Composition Declaration for Packaging of Electrotechnical Products – JIG-201 Ed. 1.1”, sets minimum requirements for material declaration for electrotechnical products, including a list of relevant substances and their reporting thresholds and reportable applications.

The guide contains the most up-to-date regulatory and market requirements, and also covers the latest substances considered under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) regulation. The guide is free to download.

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