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New regulations in China on the RoHS standard

3. September 2019

China RoHS allows producers and importers two new ways to meet the China RoHS standard from November 1, 2019. The Chinese RoHS, similar to the European Standard, is applied in China to ensure that products imported into China are free of hazardous substances.
Before the new regulation, RoHS certification in China was voluntary, now it is officially required to have RoHS for the following 12 product categories: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washing machines, kettles, printers, copiers, fax machines, televisions, monitors, computers, radios and mobile phones, telephones.
The above 12 product categories must not contain any of these substances or their compounds that are banned in China: Lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium compounds, polybrominated biphenyls and diphenyl ethers and other hazardous substances regulated by the Chinese government

There are two ways to obtain China RoHS certification. The first route is through the Chinese certification bodies, the second route for manufacturers is self-declaration with the Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SdoC). The approval process via the Chinese certification bodies will be similar to the China CCC certification: Initial inspection of the factory, type and sample testing; if the tests are passed, the declaration of conformity is issued. Annual audits for follow-up inspections are required for the China RoHS certificate to remain valid.
The declaration of conformity from suppliers can be obtained from the manufacturer himself or from an authorized representative registered in China. MPR China Certification can provide this service for you. RoHS test results from an independent third-party laboratory that can be located outside China are required for this type of RoHS certification.

MPR Author

About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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