China RoHS Marking

January 29, 2007 in Latest, News Leave a reply


China Changes the Rules for RoHS

China RoHS (formally known as “Management Methods for Controlling Pollution by Electronic Information Products”) primarily differs from EU RoHS as follows:
EU RoHS is effectively a “self-reporting and compliance” directive, with the possibility of retroactive enforcement; China RoHS requires stringent Marking before March 1, 2007, and China-approved testing prior to product entry into China.
On November 6, 2006, China’s Ministry of Information signed three standards into law:
  • Marking: labeling and information disclosure
  • Levels: maximum concentration value
  • Testing: testing methods
Except for the Marking standard, the final official standards have not been published but are expected soon. 

China RoHS Marking begins on March 1, 2007

The official standard for the Marking phase was published in Chinese in early December of 2006.  Copyrighted English translations are available from several vendors.
  • EU RoHS compliance does not equal China RoHS compliance.
  • EU RoHS has no Marking requirements.  China RoHS Marking requirements are stringent…
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