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EU: European Commission proposes a common charger for electronic devices


o The Commission is now putting forward legislation to establish a common charging solution for all relevant devices. The proposal for a revised Radio Equipment Directive, the charging port and fast charging technology will be harmonized: USB-C will become the standard port for all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld videogame consoles. In addition, the Commission proposes to unbundle the sale of chargers from the sale of electronic devices. This will improve consumers' convenience and reduce the environmental footprint associated with the production and disposal of chargers, thereby supporting the green and digital transitions. A transition period of 24 months from the date of adoption will give industry ample time to adapt before the entry into application.


Related Link: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_4613

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