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Joint Industry Guide (JIG) 101 Transitions to New Material Declaration Standard

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, DIGITALEUROPE, and the Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI) today announced that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard IEC 62474 is now the recommended electrotechnical industry’s material declaration standard. The existing Joint Industry Guide (JIG) is several years out of date with global regulations and, consequently, should be considered officially obsolete.

The IEC 62474 standard refers to an associated IEC database, which hosts the IEC 62474 declarable substance list and the electronic data exchange schema. The IEC database is maintained twice a year by the IEC 62474 Validation Team to ensure it is current with changing global electronic industry reporting requirements. The IEC database is accessible free of charge at http://std.iec.ch/iec62474, and the standard is available for purchase at the IEC Webstore.

If you have questions about the IEC 62474 standard or Validation Team, please contact Robert Friedman at [email protected].

For any additional questions, please contact Bill Belt at CEA at 703-907-5249 or [email protected].

CEA leads technology manufacturers in fostering CE industry growth by developing industry standards and technical specifications that enable new products to come to market and encourage interoperability with existing devices. For more information on Technology and Standards at CEA and how to get involved, please visit CE.org/standards.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media

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  • CEA Winter Break
    March 18-21, 2014, Vail, CO
  • Digital Patriots Dinner
    April 29, 2014, Washington, DC
  • CES on the Hill
    April 30, 2014, Washington, DC
  • 2014 Technology & Standards Spring Forum
    May 19-23, 2014, Seattle, WA
  • CE Week
    June 23-27, 2014, New York, NY
    • CE Week Exhibits
      June 25-26, 2014, New York, NY

About ECA

The Electronic Components Association (ECA) represents the electronics industry sector comprised of manufacturers and suppliers of passive and active electronic components, component arrays and assemblies, and commercial and industrial electronic equipment and supplies. ECA provides companies with a dynamic link into a network of programs and activities offering business and technical information; market research, trends and analysis; access to industry and government leaders; technical and educational training; and manages the standards initiatives of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA).

About DIGITALEUROPE

DIGITALEUROPE represents the digital technology industry in Europe. Our members include some of the world's largest IT, telecoms and consumer electronics companies and national associations from every part of Europe. DIGITALEUROPE wants European businesses and citizens to benefit fully from digital technologies and for Europe to grow, attract and sustain the world's best digital technology companies.

DIGITALEUROPE ensures industry participation in the development and implementation of EU policies. DIGITALEUROPE’s members include 58 global corporations and 35 national trade associations from across Europe. In total, 10,000 companies employing two million citizens and generating €1 trillion in revenues. Our website provides further information on our recent news and activities: http://www.digitaleurope.org

About JEDEC

JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. Almost 3,300 participants, appointed by some 295 companies work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry, manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards that they generate are accepted throughout the world. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge.

About JGPSSI

The Japan Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI) was a voluntary organization inaugurated in January 2001 for the purpose of standardizing substances contained in parts and materials of equipment in electrical and electronic products through effective survey methods. In January 2006, JGPSSI implemented the JIG-101 as a guideline for common surveys on the material composition of electric and electronic equipment. Accompanying this, JGPSSI prescribed a survey and response format, released it as the Survey and Response tool (Ver.4) complying with the JIG-101, and has been making efforts to make surveys common since then. However, with the JIG-101 Ed 4.1 being the final edition, future revisions to the chemical substances list is to be carried over into the IEC 62474 international standards, which were published in March 2012. Based on this development, the JGPSSI has dissolved into a new organization VT62474 Japanese mirror committee as of the end of May 2012. The JGPSSI website (http://www.jgpssi.jp) is only available up to the end of March 2014.

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