Not economical to have OEM repair centres in every country
A position that supports the position that there should be exemptions for some situations in which non-waste equipment can be shipped for repair, refurbishment and/or reuse. The argument holds that it would be uneconomical to establish OEM or third-party repair centres in every country simply to avoid transboundary shipments of equipment for repair, refurbishment, and/or reuse.

“ICT professional equipment is comprised of complex systems (i.e., mainframe computers, servers and networking equipment) that often can only be tested and repaired at the site of original manufacture or at specialized facilities. To ensure the highest quality and operational control in a cost effective manner, our sector has established these facilities on a regional basis; there are a limited number worldwide.”

From p. 1 of DigitalEurope response to Basel Secretariat. 2012. ‘Draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movement of E-Waste, in Particular Regarding the Distinction between Waste and Non-Waste (Version 8 May 2012)’.

Electronic Waste »Electronic Waste
Draft Technical Guidelines »Draft Technical Guidelines
Issues »Issues
Situations in which used equipment is or is not waste »Situations in which used equipment is or is not waste
Maintenance, Refurbishment, Repair »Maintenance, Refurbishment, Repair
Not economical to have OEM repair centres in every country
2012-05 Draft Technical Guidelines [2012 May] »2012-05 Draft Technical Guidelines [2012 May]
DigitalEurope »DigitalEurope
+Comments (0)
+Citations (0)