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EU Update: Slovakian Subject Reports

Published November 28, 2007

Restricted Substances Overview

The implementation of the WEEE Directive in Slovakia was achieved by enacting Act 733/2004 dated 6 December 2004 amending the Waste Act of 2001, and further implementing regulations, including Ministerial Order 208/2005, Government Order 388/2005, and Ministerial Order 359/2005.

Slovakia has adopted legislation implementing Directive 76/769/EC, which imposes marketing and use restrictions in respect of certain dangerous chemical substances. The implementation of the RoHS Directive in Slovakia was achieved by enacting the Waste Act of 2001, as amended by Act 733/2004 dated 6 December 2004, and Ministerial Order 208/2005 regarding WEEE Management, published on 19 May 2005, which provides details about registration, guarantee, marking, reporting, and RoHS exemptions. In 2006, the Waste Act and the Ministerial Order 208/2005 were amended, with the amendments entering into force in April 2007.

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