New China RoHS Regulation is Now in Effect

The new regulation “Measures for Administration on the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical Appliances and Electronic Products” which has been approved and published by The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China was put into effect on July 1, 2016. Meanwhile, the “Measures for Administration of the Pollution Control of Electronic Information Products” promulgated on 28 February 2006 has been repealed.

The new regulation expands the scope from electrical information products (EIPs) to electrical and electronic products (EEPs) with rated working electrical voltages of less than 1,500 volts DC and less than 1,000 volts AC. Equipment for the generation, transfer and distribution of electrical energy is excluded.  This definition is similar to that used in the European RoHS. Therefore, EEPs will include products not currently included in the old China RoHS published in March 2006.

The new China RoHS restricts the following hazardous substances and, newly, their compounds, in EEPs. The substances have all been restricted for many years under the EU RoHS Directive:

  1. Lead and its compounds, 0.1%;
  2. Mercury and its compounds, 0.1%;
  3. Cadmium and its compounds, 0.01%;
  4. Hexavalent chromium compounds, 0.1%;
  5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) , 0.1%;
  6. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) , 0.1% 

New China RoHS in 2 phases

The New China RoHS legislation will continue to be implemented in two phases. The first phase applies to all regulated EEPs put on the market which require the self-declare information on the restricted substances, according to standard SJ/T 11364-2014.

In phase two, a new catalogue of EEPs subject to compliance management will be drawn up in the future. Products listed will be subject to mandatory new China RoHS compliance and the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark.

Intertek Solution

Intertek’s all-in-one solution includes all China RoHS testing and consulting services to assist you in determining the presence or amount of hazardous substances in your products.

 

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Intertek Hong Kong

Ms. Crystal Nip
Marketing - Consumer & Commercial Electrical
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