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New China RoHS proposals

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China has published the latest proposals, which are open to consultation until 10 July, on China RoHS. The proposals include further clarification on the definition of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and are along the lines of RoHS in the European Union. The definition of hazardous substances is clarified so, for ...

China RoHS 2007-2012

In March 2007 the first phase of the China RoHS legislation known as the Administration of the Control of Pollution (caused) by Electronic Information Products (EIPs) was implemented. This was known as the “Declaration” stage and included the labelling of over 1800 EIPs. A green symbol indicated that no restricted substances where present above permitted levels. The six substances aligned ...

China RoHS Voluntary Certication

There has been some debate recently regarding what the long awaited China RoHS legislation will look like and how it will impact on European companies exporting their products into the region. The latest step saw the Implementation Rules of Voluntary Certification on the Pollution Control of Electronic Information Products which was adopted on 25 August and entered into force on ...

China RoHS update

Phase one of China RoHS, declaration and labelling requirements, came into force on time in March 2007. The Phase two restrictions and catalogue of products was expected at the end of 2007, but it continued to slip. While there was a first draft in October 2009, concerns that the China RoHS process would be a barrier to trade continued to ...

3.5 years on – China RoHS Developments

Some three and a half years late there finally looks to be movement on defining China RoHS. Standards recently adopted will enter into force on 1 August 2011. These include standards on the requirements for concentration limits of certain restricted substances in electrical and electronic products and standards on electrical and electronic products covering the measurement of six regulated substances ...

China RoHS2 aligns to EU RoHS

If you thought that progress was slow on the implementation of the so called “China RoHS Catalogue” first published in September 2009 but not yet in force, then there is now “China RoHS2” to consider, although nothing appears imminent at present. A draft was published in July 2010 and now it is a question of which version of China RoHS ...

China RoHS2 proposed – a must read

If you thought that progress was slow on the implementation of the so called “China RoHS Catalogue” first published in September 2009 but not yet in force, then now there is “China RoHS2” to consider. A draft was published in July and now it is a question of which version of China RoHS will be taken forward and, if so, ...

China voluntary certification scheme for EIPs

In order to reduce environmental pollution resulting in waste from EIPs (Electronic Information Products) the Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) have announced plans to establish a national electronic information product control certification system in China. Manufacturers, sellers and importers of EIPs will be able to voluntarily apply for a uniform certification ...

China RoHS – all gone quiet, or has it?

On the 9th October 2009 the Chinese Government published the first draft catalogue of Electronic Information Products that will be subject to China RoHS substance restrictions. The draft was published for consultation which ended a month later with the restriction coming into force ten months after the adoption of the legislation, unless changes were made. Since then it has gone ...

More on the China RoHS Catalogue

The Chinese Government has published the first draft catalogue of Electronic Information Products that will be subject to China RoHS substance restrictions. This draft, published on the 9th October 2009, is for consultation which ends on the 9th November 2009.  The restrictions will come into force ten months after adoption of this legislation, unless changes are made.   Scope: The ...