The home appliance industry is truly global. Through export and import trade and world-wide manufacturing operations, the industry depends upon a level playing field in the international marketplace. AHAM is involved with a variety international regulations and legislation involving environmental issues, standards, product/substance bans and product recycling. Our current focus includes the following:Mexico Energy Display Requirements
European Union Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
Information on the European Unionís WEEE directive which governs manufacturer responsibility for product take back at the end of life.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances
Several countries and international governing bodies including the EU and China are considering RoHS regulations which restrict the use of certain ďhazardousĒ substances in products
European Unionís Hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC) Regulations
Information on the EUís proposals to restrict the use of HFCs in refrigeration and air conditioning products.
Information on international trade issues and economic policies that affect appliance products.