The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), DIGITALEUROPE, and the Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI) have announced that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard IEC 62474 is now the recommended electrotechnical industry’s material declaration standard. The existing Joint Industry Guide (JIG) is several years out of date with global regulations and, consequently, should be considered officially obsolete.
The IEC 62474 standard refers to an associated IEC database, which hosts the IEC 62474 declarable substance list and the electronic data exchange schema. The IEC database is maintained twice a year by the IEC 62474 Validation Team to ensure it is current with changing global electronic industry reporting requirements. The IEC database is accessible free of charge at http://std.iec.ch/iec62474, and the standard is available for purchase at the IEC Webstore.
If you have questions about the IEC 62474 standard or Validation Team, contact Robert Friedman.
For any additional questions, contact Bill Belt at CEA at 703-907-5249.
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