November 26th, 2009

Key Administrative Catalogue for the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products (batch 1) China RoHS

On 1st March 2007 the China MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) published the “Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution – Caused by Electronic Information Products” (short RoHS = Restriction of hazardous Substances). This is an attempt of the Chinese Government to control certain hazardous elements. Ever since then we have been waiting for further details. Now they are available!

The consultation period for the draft “Key Administrative Catalogue for the Pollution Control of Electronic Information Products (Batch 1)” (hereinafter the “Catalogue”) will end on 9th December 2009, and will be formally issued soon.

The Catalogue contains 3 product types: mobile terminals, telephones (fixed telephone terminals, cordless telephone terminals) and printers connected to computers.

The Catalogue is limited to six type substances or elements: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl and polybrominated diphenyl. Their maximum concentrations are specified by the Chinese standard SJ/T11363-2006 (“Requirements for Concentration Limits for Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic Information Products”). It is expected that the Catalogue may state some exemptions.

The restrictions stated in the Catalogue will enter into force 10 months after the date of the legislation. By then all listed products that go on sales in P.R. China must obtain the China RoHS certification! Especially foreign manufacturers who are importing into China find it difficult to understand the exact details of the new legislation.

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