Medical equipment exports to Europe will be faced with new environmental barriers
Recently, the European Parliament and of the Council officially announced in the Official Gazette on the new WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive 2012/19/EU. The directive will be effective on August 13, 2012. It is understood that the WEEE Directive stipulates that the environmental responsibility of all operators involved in the life cycle (eg producers, distributors and consumers) of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). China's medical equipment exports to the EU will have to face new environmental barriers.
The New WEEE Directive also provides a range of electrical and electronic equipment. For the transition period from August 13, 2012 and 2018 on August 14, the new directive applies in this period of medical devices, including radiation therapy equipment, cardiovascular equipment, dialysis equipment, lung ventilators, nuclear medical devices, in vitro diagnostic laboratory equipment, analyzers, frozen instrument insemination test instruments, and the other for the detection, prevention, monitoring, treatment, mitigation disease pain or disability appliances, but does not include implantable and can infect products. August 15, 2012, the new directive will cover all external diameter greater than 50cm of large medical equipment as well as all external diameter less than 50cm small medical devices, but not before the end of its useful life may have infected, causing potential infections of medical devices, in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
In this regard, the inspection and quarantine departments to remind the relevant enterprise: First, pay close attention to all kinds of green barriers bill, and in-depth understanding of the bill requires and content; increased research efforts, research and development of environment-friendly green products, master advanced technology to enhance the core competitiveness; actively developing emerging markets, expand exports to, to avoid the risk of the export of a single destination.