Legislation and Environmental Compliance


The RoHS statuses displayed on our web pages refer to the 2011/65/EU European Union Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances and amendment (EU) 2015/863 which adds 4 substances to 2011/65/EU as of July 22, 2019. All of our RoHS data is based upon on information provided by our suppliers.

RoHS compliance

      RoHS Compliant

    The product does NOT contain the substances restricted by the RoHS legislation at levels over the maximum concentration values.

      RoHS Compliant by Exemption

    The product qualifies for one of the specific exemptions set out in the Annex III to the Directive.

      Not RoHS Compliant

    The product contains the substances restricted by the RoHS legislation at levels over the maximum concentration values.

      Not Applicable

    The product is outside of the scope of the RoHS legislation and would not be reasonably used as a component in an in-scope electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).

      To Be Advised

    We do not have enough information from our suppliers to confidently confirm their RoHS compliance status. Customers that wish to purchase a RoHS compliant version of any product that is not designated as RoHS compliant YES or YesX should contact Live Technical Support or check available alternatives on our web site as we may be able to provide a suitable product from our extensive range.


The REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) statuses displayed on our web pages refer to the (EC) 1907/2006 European Union Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. All of our REACH data is based upon on information provided by our suppliers.

REACH compliance

    No SVHC (SVHC version date)

    The product does NOT contain any SVHCs on the specified SVHC version list at levels over the maximum concentration values.

    SVHC name

    The product does contain the specified SVHC(s) at levels over the maximum concentration values.

    To Be Advised

    We do not have enough information from our suppliers to confidently confirm their SVHC status. Customers that wish to know the SVHC status of any product that is currently designated as To Be Advised should contact Live Technical Support.

Product Compliance Certificates

Both the RoHS and REACH statuses are available on a downloadable Product Compliance certificate from our website for register customers. The certificate icon and download link can be found under the Legislation and Environmental section of the Product Detail page.


Export Control Classification Number is provided by Premier Farnell’s internal Trade Compliance Classification Team who classify all items to the best of their knowledge against the UK Military List, EU Dual-Use list as well as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), using the information made available to Premier Farnell by the manufacturers and / or suppliers. DISCLAIMER: The content is provided by us by way of guidance for informational purposes only and for your use only. Please note that classifications of products may change from time to time. No assurance or warranty is given as to whether they are accurate or up to date. It is your responsibility to determine the correct and up to date import or export classification or license status of any product in your country and any country to which it may be shipped. This responsibility also rests with you in relation to any classification or license information on any product prior to your disclosing that information to any third party. Any liability which we might otherwise have to you or any other person or entity in respect of any of these matters is expressly excluded.

‘We’ and ‘our’ refers to each and every one of our US parent company Avnet Inc.’s operating companies under the Farnell, Newark and element14 brands. ‘You’ and ‘your’ means the recipient of this information and anyone seeking to use it.

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