Korea’s Ministry of Environment (the “MOE”) announced that the amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the “Act on Resource Circulation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles” (the “Resource Circulation Act”) (this “Amendment”) will become effective on January 1, 2021. 

Between July 9 and July 20, 2020, the MOE sought public comments on the proposed amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the Resource Circulation Act. Among the key changes include a broader scope of electrical/electronic equipment subject to restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances, and expanded restrictions of the use of hazardous substances in electrical/electronic equipment. 

1.  Key Changes of This Amendment

A. Broader scope of electrical/electronic equipment subject to restrictions on the use of certain hazardous 
B. Expanded restrictions of the use of hazardous substances in electrical/electronic equipment

2. Key Implications

 

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