Melville, N.Y. Arrow Electronics, Inc. is sponsoring several upcoming environmental compliance informational seminars starting next month with China RoHS. The global distributor is also providing "green" resources on its web site to help keep customers up-to-date on all current and emerging global environmental compliance regulations.
"Arrow Electronics is cognizant of the challenges that global producers and sellers of electronic products will be facing in 2007 and in the coming years," said Debra Boelkes, who leads the China RoHS global initiatives for Arrow Electronics, in a statement. "Arrow helped guide its customers through the complexities of the European RoHS directive, and will continue to offer advice and assistance on the changing environmental landscape."
Phase one of China RoHS, with a March 1 deadline, requires hazardous substance identification labeling on products and its packaging. Phase two of China RoHS, deadline to be determined yet, will list specific products subject to certain substance restrictions, and will include compulsory pre-market testing and certification by a Chinese-certified test lab before the product is placed on the market.
Arrow's next informational seminar, The RoHS Train " Next stop: China, will be held in Tempe, Ariz., on March 6, for Arrow customers responsible for design, engineering, purchasing, operations, manufacturing and customer service. Click the link for more information about this seminar.
Additional resources and guidance about current and future environmental regulations can be found at Arrow's "green" web site.