The RoHS exemptions only end if no further applications for extension are made or if all applications for extensions have been rejected.
Applications must be submitted to the Commission at least 18 months before the exemption expires.
In accordance with Article 5 (5) sentence 3 of the RoHS Directive, the exemptions that are subject to applications for renewal continue to apply beyond the actual expiration date, until the Commission has decided on the applications.
Furthermore, Article 5 (6) of the RoHS Directive grants a further transition period of a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 months from the date of the decision for applications that have been submitted on time, if the renewal applications are rejected.
If the applications are approved, a new expiration date will be set for the relevant exemption.