While the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive regulates products in the European Union, RoHS compliance is rapidly becoming a de facto global standard that impacts US manufacturers.
The RoHS Directive applies to ﬁnished electrical products. It does not directly regulate components, for example, electrical enclosures. However, products are assembled from components and RoHS end-product compliance necessitates compliance of all constituent components. Simply put, the enclosure must be RoHS compliant too.
The impact of RoHS will encourage all component manufacturers to be responsible suppliers of compliant products.