China RoHS – Marking

January 3, 2007 in Latest, News Leave a reply

China RoHS is very different from EU RoHS.

EU RoHS is effectively a "self-reporting and compliance" directive, with the possibility of retroactive enforcement.  China RoHS requires product, data sheet, and packaging marking before March 1, 2007, and China approved testing prior to product entry into China.

 EU RoHS has no Marking requirements. China RoHS marking requirements are stringent.

EU RoHS requires "Certificates of Compliance", not material declaration documents for each component. China RoHS requires material declaration documents in order to survive an audit.

Most EU RoHS documents do not have the information needed to evaluate or support China RoHS Marking compliance.