China Requires Imported EEE Labelling Hazardous substances

In the first half year of 2017, multi batches of electrical and electronic equipment storing in many ports of WUXI, TAICANG, ZHENJIANG, SUZHOU in JIANGSU province violating China’s Requirement of restriction on hazardous substance were asked for rectifying. Quality defect and total number of exceeding colony, especially over lead, cadmium, mercury are prominent problems, besides, unqualified labels which do not indicate electric parameter and international importing use are also considerable. Major imports storing in Jiangsu ports come from Japan, Germany, Italy and other developed countries and regions. Usually, importer ignored the control on labels, since most of them are not familiar with the details of related label requirements in the general. Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of Zhenjiang, a city located in southeast of China, has continuously confiscated four batches of Korean medical ultrasound products without label of hazardous substances, which valued $329000. While Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of Suzhou, one of industrial cities in Jiangsu province, confiscated 54 webcams in a company, who imported them without compliance label. Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of Wuxi, a city close to Suzhou, checked out a batch of electrical and electronic equipment without labels of hazardous substances, which imported from the US. All these inspections happened in Jiangsu in 2017. It is necessary to pay attention to labels of electrical and electronic products. Besides Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai, Guangdong and other province with important ports in China are strengthening the inspection of labelling.

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CIRS, 10 August 2017 ; http://www.cirs-reach.com