Differences between EU RoHS and China RoHS

 

China RoHS

EU RoHS

Scope

Listed electronic and electrical products

All electronic and electrical products except those that are exempt

Substances

6 original RoHS restricted substances:

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

6 original RoHS restricted substances + 4 new phthalates added in 2015

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate
  • Dibutyl phthalate
  • Diisobutyl phthalate

Marking Requirements

Potentially a China RoHS mark; Environmental Protection Use Period (EPUP) table; the content and names of hazardous substances need to be disclosed in product instructions

CE Mark

 

For additional information on the EU RoHS Directive, download a copy of Assent's eBook The EU RoHS Directive: Your Guide to Compliance.

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