Applications for the continuation of exemptions or request for new exemptions will be evaluated according to the criteria of
- if the substance regulated under RoHS including ist intended application in the requested RoHS exemption are not regulated in Annexes XIV or XVII of the REACh-regulation
- if at least one of the criteria of point 2 in the above figure applies.
The criteria listed under point 3 shall be taken into account. In practice, exemptions cannot be based on merely socioeconomic impacts or the availability unless the impacts would result in a situation similar to technical impracticability of substitution or elimination so that in the end the product can no longer be produced or sold.