The JIG 201 Ed. 1.1 guide can be downloaded free of charge here: www.CE.org/JIG.

Arlington, Va., August 27, 2012 -The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, DIGITALEUROPE, and the Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI) today released a guide for the supply chain disclosure of substances used in packaging for the global sale and distribution of electronic products.

The Joint Industry Guide - Material Composition Declaration for Packaging of Electrotechnical Products - JIG-201 Ed. 1.1 is an update to the industry materials declaration guide for reporting the materials used to transport and protect electrotechnical products across the global supply chain. Manufacturers and other purchasers are required to have this data to comply with regulations, meet design specifications, and reach sustainability goals and other objectives.

The guide complements the already-established material composition declaration guide for electrotechnical products called the "Joint Industry Guide" or "JIG 101," and adopts a similar reporting format. JIG-201 Ed. 1.1 sets minimum requirements for material declaration for electrotechnical products, including a list of relevant substances and their reporting thresholds and reportable applications, but also allows companies flexibility to inquire about other substances when necessary for other business needs.

JIG 201 Ed. 1.1 is the result of an interim update process and incorporates the most up-to-date regulatory and market requirements. It also covers the latest substances considered under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances ("REACH") regulation.

For more information, please contact CEA Joint Industry Guide (JIG) Secretariat Bill Belt at 703-907-5249, or bbelt@ce.org.

The JIG 201 Ed. 1.1 guide can be downloaded free of charge here: www.CE.org/JIG.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 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: .

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).


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 60 global corporations and 33 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


JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. Almost 3300 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.


The Japan Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI) is 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. As of May2012, JGPSSI is represented by 47companies and 1 associations ranging from those in the material industry to manufacturers of parts and final products. Since 2012, JGPSSI has been proposing "recommended format Ver.4.2" that specifies survey items in accordance with JIG-101 Ed 4.1. For more information about JGPSSI, go to http://www.jgpssi.jp

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