The first batch of electrical and electronic product types which must comply with China RoHS II Regulations, was published by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIT) on March 15, 2018 (Announcement No. 15 of 2018).
Importers and manufacturers of the listed products now have a one-year timeline to ensure compliance with the China RoHS II-requirements. From March 12, 2019 on, the 12 product types are subject to substance restrictions, labelling and information requirements, and the rules shall apply to products sold and manufactured in China and to imports to the Chinese market.
Compared to EU RoHS, the product scope is rather limited and contains 39 exemptions. However, concerning concentration limits of substances in products, manufacturers and importers of finished products will be required to implement a conformity assessment system – detailed requirements on this system are expected to be published by the state within the near future. In addition, suppliers of parts and components are affected by the regulation, as requests for information on substances are expected to be forwarded upstream from manufacturers and importers to the suppliers.
1cc will monitor the changes and requirements closely.