2nd Edition  Conference

Chemicals Management for Electronics and Electricals USA

"Get the latest information on chemical restrictions in electronics and electricals"
This two-day conference from Chemical Watch offers the latest information and advice on chemical restrictions in electronics and electricals.Day one starts with updates and developments from Europe, including the REACH Candidate List database, followed by other global developments including RoHS in the Middle East and China.Day two looks at North America, with updates on regulations and standards, including Proposition 65. Throughout the day, our expert speakers will also touch on issues such as electronics waste in the USA and Canada, supply chain issues for manufacturers of complex components and IEC TC 111. The day finishes with a special panel discussion with industry experts.


  • Expert panel: Regulators, industry leaders, NGOs and other stakeholders in the electronics sector.
  • Gain valuable insight into the current electronics regulations and standards throughout the globe.
  • Get completely up-to-date regulations for electronics and electricals in just two days.
  • Meet the experts and listen to the latest thinking across a wide range of jurisdictions.
  • Have your specific questions answered by making use of the multiple Q&A sessions.


9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Sep 16) (Business)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Sep 17) (Business)

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50 Delegates
2 Exhibitors Estimated Count

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Electric & Electronics
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16-17 Sep 2019 Interested

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Achim Halpaap

Achim Halpaap

Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Waste Branch, United Nations Environment Programme... United States
Steven Andrews

Steven Andrews

Director, BOMcheck United Kingdom
Sanaa Chakibi

Sanaa Chakibi

Senior EHS Regulatory Consultant, Compliance Assurance for Responsible...
Junho Lee

Junho Lee

Director, CIRS Group Korea South Korea
Sanjay Baliga

Sanjay Baliga

Founder and Senior Partner, Vichara Partners United States
Laura M. Duncan

Laura M. Duncan

Principal, Product Law Group United States
Aury Hathout

Aury Hathout

Certified Environmental Auditor, Enviropass Expertise

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Mon, 16 Sep09:00 AM - 09:30 AMRegistration Registration
Mon, 16 Sep09:30 AM - 10:00 AMSustainable Development Goals, the Global Chemicals Outlook II, and the impact on the electronics industry Keynote
- Key findings of the Global Chemicals Outlook-II and their relevance for the electronics sector- Sustainable Development Goals and the emerging international policy framework for chemicals and waste management- Global opportunities in the electronics sector to advance sustainability
Mon, 16 Sep10:00 AM - 10:30 AMThe ECHA REACH Candidate List database: An update (video presentation) Session
- Background of the database- Information duties for suppliers- Project status
Mon, 16 Sep10:30 AM - 11:00 AMUpdates to the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) Session
- RoHS additional substances- Implementation of RoHS 2.1: The RoHS/REACH interface- RoHS enforcement and RoHS 3
Mon, 16 Sep11:00 AM - 11:30 AMQ&A Session Session
Mon, 16 Sep11:15 AM - 11:30 AMRefreshments Break
Mon, 16 Sep11:30 AM - 12:00 PMEnforcement actions for RoHS, REACH and POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) across Europe Session
- A new Compliance and Enforcement Regulation was endorsed in a European Parliament plenary session on 16 April and is due to undergo rapid adoption into law. The new EU regulation specifically addresses compliance to RoHS for e-commerce sales.- A lot of non-compliant materials are still used in electronics and electrical equipment- Example: product testing by 7 countries across Europe in 2016 found that 24% of USB cables were non-compliant with RoHS substance restrictions
Mon, 16 Sep12:00 PM - 12:30 PMREACH SVHC article analysis of electronic components Session
- 05A background- Position of the ECJ and ECHA- Determining the articles and complex objects within simple electronic components- How data exchange standards are adapting to support this level of data communication
Mon, 16 Sep12:30 PM - 01:00 PMEU circular economy initiatives and electronics Session
- EU action plan for the Circular Economy- Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019- 2018 Circular Economy Package- Examples of circular economy approaches in the Medical Device Industry- Legislative hurdles for Circular Economy in the EU
Mon, 16 Sep01:00 PM - 01:15 PMQ&A Session Session
Mon, 16 Sep01:15 PM - 02:15 PMLunch Lunch
Mon, 16 Sep02:15 PM - 02:45 PMRegulatory updates from Japan Session
Mon, 16 Sep02:45 PM - 03:15 PMUAE RoHS, a year later Session
- Key updates on challenges companies have been facing since RoHS entered into force in the UAE- Similarities to and differences from EU RoHS- The parties involved in RoHS implementation, the dysfunctions, industry-associations involvement and all the obstacles industries face to comply with the new requirements- Once the new GSO Technical Regulation Project on the RoHS in electrical and electronic equipment is adopted and in force for GCC countries, the GCC regulation will trump any local regulation- Suggestions on how to prevent being tangled in this regulatory-encumbering scheme and how to secure products in the UAE market
Mon, 16 Sep03:15 PM - 03:45 PMUpdates on China RoHS Session
Mon, 16 Sep03:45 PM - 04:00 PMQ&A Session Session
Mon, 16 Sep04:00 PM - 04:15 PMRefreshments Break
Mon, 16 Sep04:15 PM - 04:45 PMRegulatory updates from South Korea including K-REACH, K-BPR and the special act on safety management of children's products Session
- K-REACH: Product notification for products (including electronics and electricals products) containing priority substances over 0.1% & 1 ton- Framework Act on resources circulation: RoHS and recycling- K-BPR: Parts and components with biocidal functions, or considered to be treated products (e.g. sterilisation filters in air conditioners)- Special act on the safety of products for children (including electronics and electricals products)
Mon, 16 Sep04:45 PM - 05:15 PMChemical management policies and regulations in LAR: trends and updates Session
- Landscape of the region: How is it structured and organised- Existing regulations- Globally Harmonised System (GHS) in the region- Chemical control regulation schemes: What’s coming
Mon, 16 Sep05:15 PM - 05:30 PMQ&A Session Session
Tue, 17 Sep09:00 AM - 09:30 AMA framework for addressing chemical regulations and market-based sustainability initiatives in the high-tech manufacturing sector Keynote
Tue, 17 Sep09:30 AM - 10:00 AMDrivers for conflict mineral and process chemical tracking Session
- Overview of RBA’s resources and programming for supply chain chemical management- Insight on industry drivers for conflict minerals due diligence and compliance- Tools and platforms that help companies meet evolving expectations for responsible mineral supply chains
Tue, 17 Sep10:00 AM - 10:30 AMProposition 65 and electronics Session
- An introduction to Proposition 65- Proposition 65’s impact on B2B sales, distributors and retailers
Tue, 17 Sep10:30 AM - 11:00 AMe-Waste in the US and Canada Session
- USA e-waste regulations + state e-waste product scope overview- Case studies of US state e-waste regulations, including New York Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act (115A.1310) and New Jersey Electronic Waste Management Act- Canada e-waste regulations and provincial e-waste product scope overview- Case studies of Canada provincial e-waste regulations, including Alberta, Ontario and Yukon- Challenges for manufacturer compliance to USA and Canada e-waste regulations
Tue, 17 Sep11:00 AM - 11:15 AMQ&A Session Session
Tue, 17 Sep11:15 AM - 11:30 AMRefreshments Break
Tue, 17 Sep11:30 AM - 12:00 PMUS Consumer Product Safety Commission Session
- The status of the organohalogen flame retardant ban in electronics enclosures- The status of the National Academies determining whether they can treat OHFRs as a class and ban them all, rather than ban individual chemicals
Tue, 17 Sep12:00 PM - 12:30 PMCanada: The Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations Session
Tue, 17 Sep12:30 PM - 01:00 PMIEC TC 111: The electronics industry standards body and the CEN/CENELEC Framework Standards Session
- Overview of IEC TC 111- The CEN/CLC/JTC 10 standards: How they support the EU Ecodesign Directive-based implementation of the EU’s circular economy vision and challenges faced- The EU’s circular economy vision: working alongside international electronics standardisation bodies via ISO and IEC- The roadmap for developing product-category-specific standards
Tue, 17 Sep01:00 PM - 01:15 PMQ&A Session Session
Tue, 17 Sep01:15 PM - 02:00 PMLunch Lunch
Tue, 17 Sep02:00 PM - 02:30 PMThe end of plastics in electronics? Session
- Certain plastic additives are being restricted or put on notice in key markets- Alternatives could be subject to a similar restriction- Assessing the situation and staying ahead of business risk
Tue, 17 Sep02:30 PM - 03:00 PMEuropean NGO perspective on the electronics industry and standardisation regarding the circular economy: A video presentation Session
- Feedback on EU and international processes: Ecodesign, recycling, and standardisation- NGO views on environmental aspects of electrical and electronic products- Considerations and priorities for the electronics industry
Tue, 17 Sep03:00 PM - 03:30 PMQ&A Session Session
Tue, 17 Sep03:15 PM - 03:30 PMRefreshments Break
Tue, 17 Sep03:30 PM - 04:00 PMSupply chain issues including manufacturers of complex components Session
Tue, 17 Sep04:00 PM - 05:00 PMIndustry panel: Supply chain management for the circular economy Session
A discussion of possible effects on supply chain, product designs and business models

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