More than 1,000 companies upload assessments to online platform
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) had received 12,369 conformity assessments covering 18,420 electrical and electronic products (EEPs) on its RoHS2 online compliance platform as of 31 July – an increase of 1,719 and 2,555 respectively since last December.
Since the platform’s launch in 2019, 1,140 companies have now uploaded assessments (up from 1,036 in December 2020) covering the 12 categories of products included in the list of EEPs that must comply with the Regulation, the 13 August ministry announcement said.
The assessments apply to listed EEPs shipped or imported on or after 1 November 2019, and the results must be submitted to the online compliance platform.
Companies have elected to self-declare 13,780 EEP products and to provide mandatory certification for 4,640. This is to demonstrate compliance with hazardous substance restriction limits under RoHS2.
The MIIT issued the Administrative Measures for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (RoHS2) in January 2016. This was followed up in May 2019 when the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the MIIT jointly issued the Implementation Measures for Conformity Assessment System for the Restricted Use of Hazardous Chemicals in Electrical and Electronic Products.
Separately, China’s Electronics Standardization Institute (Cesi) has almost finished drafting a standard that will outline the acceptable test methods to detect phthalates in EEPs, signalling that the country may place restrictions on the substances in future.
Chemical Watch, 18 August 2021