RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) is a European Union (EU) Directive that restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). It affects all applicable product sold in EU countries after July 1, 2006. RoHS compliance may be identified with a green RoHS label with a checkmark. The RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU was published July 2011. It expands coverage of RoHS and requires manufactures to comply before products can have the CE mark.