More Electrical and Electronic Equipment to Require Compliance with Taiwan RoHS from 2019

Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) published its RoHS-like regulation CNS 15663 in 2013 prohibiting the use of six restricted substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEEs). It came into effect from 1 Dec 2016. The BSMI designated and announced EEEs into groups and set different deadlines for full compliance with Taiwan RoHS. So far, most EEEs have already passed the deadline and require compliance with Taiwan RoHS. Three new products will require compliance with Taiwan RoHS from 1st of January 2019.

Compliancedeadlines

Products

1Dec 2016

Waterdispensers 

1Jul 2017

Automaticdata processing machines and others (6 items)

Networkmedia players and projectors

1Jan 2018

drinkingwater supplier

Electricblankets and others (63 items) 

Fluorescentlamps and related electronic ballasts

motorsand others (32 items)

Plugsand socket-outlets, adapters, cord sets and other related products

Powersupplier and others (7 items)

Printingor copying machines

Radiokeyboard and others (92 items)

Self-ballastedfluorescent lamps

1Jul 2018

Airconditioners, lighting and others (8 items)

Loudspeakerand others (24 items)

1Jan 2019

Off-boardcharger of electric bicycle, off-board charger of electric assisted bicycle

Powersupplier for cigar lighters in a car

To conform to Taiwan RoHS requirements, the manufacturers or importers of EEEs should:

  • Determine content of restricted substances by testing;
  • Obtain a certificate of “registration of product certification”;
  • Label the “BSMI commodity inspection mark” and the “marking of presence” on the products.

Chemlinked, 26 November 2018 ; http://chemlinked.com/en/news