'China RoHS', REACH & other EHS Topics of Current Interest


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COMPARISONS of SIMILAR LAWS in DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS

A growing issue for industry is the ongoing implementation of EHS laws in different jurisdictions that have similar goals but different requirements. Lack of global harmonization may cause unnecessary cost and effort and create unintended barriers to compliance through the resulting complexity. An example of this is the proliferation of RoHS-like legislation.

RoHS-like Laws in Different Jurisdications

CALIFORNIA

CHINA

China Compulsory Product Certification (CCC) Mark

“China RoHS”

Key Documents to Guide Implementation of “China RoHS”

Comments

Note: English translations are all unofficial. The Chinese government only publishes these legal documents in Chinese. If a discrepancy occurs between an English translation and the original Chinese document, the Chinese version takes precedence.

Management Methods for Controlling Pollution by Electronic Information Products(Ministry of Information Industry Order #39), February 28, 2006

This is the framework law commonly called “China RoHS”.
English translation provided by AeA.
“Management Methods” also translated as “Administrative Measures” or “Management Measures”.

Electronic Information Products Classification and Explanations, March 16, 2006

This document provides a basic list of items currently regarded as “electronic information products” within China RoHS.
English translation provided by AeA.

Standard, “Marking for the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products,” SJ/T 11364-2006

Details for implementing those provisions of “China RoHS” that must be implemented are contained in eight standards, three of which have been published as of January 2007.
English translation provided by AeA.
The China RoHS label images are available here.

Standard, “Requirements for Concentration Limits for Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic Information Products,” SJ/T 11363-2006

English translation provided by AeA.

Standard, Testing Methods for Regulated Substances in Electronic Information Products, SJ/T 11365-2006

English translation provided by AeA.

Draft standard, General Rule of Environmentally Friendly Use Period of Electronic Information Products,”
(NOTE: SEMI members can access by clicking link to this document from “Latest in EHS News” on EHS home page.)

This document is expected to be finalized before March 1, 2007.
“Environmentally Friendly Use Period” (EFUP) is also translated as “Environmental Protection Use Period” (EPUP).
Please advise Sanjay Baligaif you are aware of a publicly available English translation of this document.

Standard, Packaging Recycling Marks, GB 18455-2001, implemented 1/1/2002, and referenced by SJ/T 11363-2006

English translation provided by AeA.

Frequently Asked Questions for “China RoHS” regulation, published by Ministry of Information Industry, December 2006

Supersedes early versions of this FAQ.
Translated by Grace Lin Specialist.

Frequently Asked Questions for “China RoHS” standards, published by Ministry of Information Industry, December 2006

Please advise Sanjay Baligaif you are aware of a publicly available English translation of this document.

EUROPE

CE Marking

Corporate Social Responsibility

European Directives and Standards, in general

  • New Approach Directives and StandardsThe European Union has adopted a New Approach to technical harmonization and standards to ensure free movement of goods throughout member countries. This site provides detailed information on these directives and standards, including update dates.

EU EMC Directive

EU Energy Using Products (EuP) Directive

EU Optical Radiation Directive (proposed fourth directive on physical agents)

EU REACH Regulation

EU ROHS and WEEE Directives

JAPAN

Basic Law for Establishing the Recycling-based Society

“Green Procurement Law” or Law Concerning the Promotion of Procurement of Eco-friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities

High Pressure Gas Safety Law

Law for the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources

South Korea

Act for Resource Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles (“Korea RoHS”)

United Kingdom

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