Ohs is an acronym that stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. This directive applies to all electrical cables sold within Europe. It began in July 2006 with some revisions in 2013. According to this directive, all cables sold within the European continent must be RoHS compliant. This entails the restriction of the use of certain chemicals used in electronic and electrical equipment. This regulation helps guarantee the safety of the cables used and the people using them as it would ensure that they would not be exposed to toxic chemicals. Another important thing to note is that, the manufacture and subsequent use of non RoHS compliant cable will result in heavy fines being imposed on the parties involved. This regulation applies not just to the European continent but also to other areas such as North America and Asia. Hence, it is paramount that all of us maintain vigilance so that non-compliant cables do not make its way into the supply chain and onto your homes and offices. You can never put a price on safety. That is why, we at Shonsin Cables only supply RoHS & REACH compliant cables.