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China issues draft list of products covered by RoHS2
08 July 2017

China issues draft list of products covered by RoHS2

Comments accepted until 28 July

6 July 2017 / China

A draft catalogue of electrical and electronic products that will be covered by the China RoHS2 law was issued on 29 June by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Comments can be submitted until 28 July.

RoHS2, whose correct title is the Administrative Measures for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products, came into force on 1 July 2016. It added significant new obligations on companies compared to the country's original RoHS regulation, extending the scope of products covered, as well as the labelling and information-disclosure requirements.

The catalogue is comprised of 12 product types. They are:

air conditioners;
washing machines;
electric water heaters;
fax machines;
mobile communication devices; and
These products must comply with the hazardous substance restriction limits set out in national standard GB/T 26572 2011. This covers the same six substances and their homogenous materials as those by the EU RoHS Directive, namely:

hexavalent chromium;
polybrominated biphenyls; and
polybrominated diphenyl ethers.