On 16, Jul 2019 | In News @en | By Alisa Maier
Conformity assessment system published
Following the entry into force of China’s RoHS II management catalogue in March 2019, the new Chinese market surveillance authority SAMR (State Administration for Market Regulation) added another piece to the puzzle to China’s RoHS II by publishing the long-awaited rules for a conformity assessment system on May 17. 2019. The publication of the “Announcement of the MIIT on the Issuance of the Arrangement for the Implementation of the Conformity Assessment System for Restrictive Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products” Is now available for reference.
New labelling requirements
The conformity assessment to be carried out by manufacturers involves two options: self-assessment, or the so-called self-declaration, or voluntary certification through an accredited institution (so-called voluntary certification of the State). Depending on the individual approach, new mandatory labelling “China Green Product” is required.
In addition and other than the requirement under the EU RoHS, the technical documents and the Certificate of Conformity have to be uploaded and published in the CNCA-database within 30 days following the placing on the Chinese market of the product(s).
The compliance management catalogue published in March 2018 is effective November 1. 2019. However, the date is yet to be ratified by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Furthermore, the list of 6 restricted substances under China’s RoHS II (Pb, Hg, Cd, Cr VI, PBB and PBDE) will be amended in the future.
1cc will monitor the changes and requirements in China’s RoHS II to ensure you’re informed in due time.