ROHS is a EU Directive and must be implemented by the individual EU member States. ROHS applies:
✪ Only to restrictions of Hazardous substances in the EEE (Electrical & Electronic Equipment); and
✪ Primarily to consumer products and waste thereof.
✔ ROHS only have 6 banned substances on the list (as of now, this is expected to increase)
✔ ROHS banned substances are completely restricted in EEE above 0.1% threshold at homogenous level
✔ Unless Exempted
✔ Prototypes, R&D and field trial units are exempt
REACH is regulation which applies directly and is monitored and implemented by ECHA (European Chemical Agency).
✪ REACH deals with some 38 chemicals but is intended to apply to all chemicals
✪ REACH SVHC list is constantly growing (moving target)
✪ REACH has registration, authorization and notification obligations