China RoHS Compliance Deadline

 

On May 16, 2019 the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published a joint statement on the reform of the China RoHS System known as the “Arrangement for Implementing the Conformity Assessment System of the Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products” and the deadline was on November 1, 2019, for companies to do conformity assessments and upload technical documentation that provides evidence of compliance for 12 product types:

  • Refrigerators
  • Air conditioners
  • Electric Washing machine
  • Water heaters
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Fax machines
  • TV sets
  • Monitors
  • Microcomputers
  • Mobile communication devices
  • Telephones

The platform and usage guide are available at http://chinarohs.miit.gov.cn/index

Companies should have conducted compliance assessments either by:

  • The voluntary certification
  • The self-declaration

The legislation introduces two logos that can be used, based on the type of manufacturers for the conformity assessment chosen:

  • Products that have received voluntary certification will use the logo shown in Figure 1
  • Products that have received a self-declaration will use the logo shown in Figure 2

For more information on how this may impact your business, please contact your local SiliconExpert represenative at livechat@siliconexpert.com.

 BY KEIR HOPPE