Cadmium compounds in Estonia

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Last Updated: May 8, 2007
Group: Metals
Report Contents
-   Restricted Substances
-   Summary
-   Test Methods
-   Relevant Dates
-   Laws & Regulations
-   Contacts
-   Revision History


In Estonia, EU requirements on cadmium are transposed into national law. The legislation has been laid down to protect the environment from cadmium contamination. Part of this legislation has direct relevance for products imported into the EU. This document describes these product-related legislative requirements:

  1. Cadmium restriction applicable to all products and product parts where cadmium is used to (1.1) colour specific materials, (1.2) stabilize specific materials, (1.3) plate specific products

  2. Cadmium restriction in packaging materials

  3. Cadmium prohibition in electrical and electronic equipment

    To give effect to the RoHS Directive, Estonia has implemented legislation that imposes restrictions on the use of chemical substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). These restrictions are set forth in an amendment to the Waste Act of 1 May 2004 and Government of the Republic Regulation No. 154 of 6 July 2006.

    This report discusses the implementation of the RoHS Directive in Estonia and its key provisions. It also touches on other possible chemical restrictions that may be relevant to electronics.

Defined Restrictions:
All articles: 0.01% by mass in specific plastics
Specified articles: prohibition
Packaging: 100 ppm for sum of heavy metals
Electronics: 0.01%


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