This week it became known that a bill obliging manufacturers of various electronics to switch to the USB-C standard was approved by the Council of the European Union, which includes the heads and governments of EU member states.
The Council of the European Union approved the law on the transition to USB-C as a single standard – it will enter into force at the end of 2024
The law was previously adopted by the European Parliament. Now the document will definitely come into force at the end of 2024. From this period, manufacturers of phones, tablets, headphones, e-readers, digital cameras, keyboards and mice will be required to switch to USB-C.
40 months after the entry into force, the law will begin to apply to laptops.
The transition to USB-C, according to EU officials, will reduce e-waste. In addition, chargers will be compatible not only with a certain category of gadgets. It will also allow companies to ship their devices without an adapter in the box, thus reducing the cost of manufacturing and the final product.