Intertek Presents Free Webinar on Proposed Revisions to the RoHS and WEEE Directives

    OTTAWA, Jan. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (, the
leading provider of quality and safety solutions will present a free one-hour
online webinar on Wednesday, February 18th 2009 at 1:00 pm EST providing a
review of the proposed revisions to the RoHS and WEEE Directives.
    Electronics being sold into the EU fall under a range of environmental
legislations, including RoHS and WEEE Directives. In early December 2008, the
European Commission has taken the legislative step of proposing revised RoHS
and WEEE Directives to the European Parliament. This webinar will highlight
the key topics in these two proposed laws and how they will affect the
electronics industry if adopted.
    What you do or do not have to do to sell your electronics in the European
Union depends on your product and your method of sales. Join us on February
18th at 1 pm EST for a free 1 hour webinar reviewing the proposed changes to
the scope, restricted substances, and enforcement of the RoHS and WEEE

    Topics to be addressed:

    - Discussion on the legislative process for the proposed RoHS and WEEE
    - Timelines
      - Drafting, Entry into Force, etc.
      - Inclusions of Category 8 (Medical) and Category 9 (Monitor and
        Control) equipment
    - Priority Substances
    - Marking and Labelling (CE)
    - Addition and removal of definitions
    - New exemption processes
    - Increased WEEE collection
    - Separating responsibilities throughout the supply chain (Manufacturer,
      Importer, Distributor, etc.)

    Who should attend?

    - Corporate management
    - Regulatory Affairs
    - Sales & marketing
    - Product development
    - Product management
    - Procurement and supply chain management
    - Operations management
    - Those responsible for product compliance, testing, and/or certification

    Join us to learn how the proposed changes to the RoHS and WEEE Directives
may impact your product and market access in the EU.  For more information or
to register for this webinar, please visit

    About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (

    Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for
health and environmental compliance, providing sound traceability systems and
strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek H&E Services does more
than simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage
they desire. Intertek H&E Services offers comprehensive services for REACH,
TSCA and California Proposition 65 including on-call consulting, product
testing and analysis, Only Representative services and corporate education
appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek H&E's REACH
services provide the necessary legal and technical management of REACH
requirements in the EU, representation in the EU and submission of
REACH-related information to the EU. Intertek Ageus Solutions, a unit of
Intertek Health & Environmental Services, is a leader in global environmental
compliance, consulting, technology services and product stewardship.

    About Intertek (

    Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions
serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and
inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people
are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting
their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources
and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than
1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.

    For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Michael Fry, Global Operations & Business
Development Manager, Intertek Ageus Solutions, 1-905-678-7820 ext. 4270,;;

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