China RoHS Information and Marking Requirements

Similar to the CE marking of EU RoHS, under China RoHS, all Electronic and Electrical Product (EEP) items shipped to China must be marked to indicate how they comply with the legislation. The Electronic and Electrical Products green 'e' logo is used to mark products that do not contain unacceptable amounts of hazardous substances (as defined by the legislation), and are therefore considered environmentally safe. Products that do contain hazardous substances are marked with a label indicating the Environmentally Friendly Use Period (EFUP) value (the amount of time in years a substance can be considered safe)

Manufacturers and importers of Electronic and electrical Products (EEPs) listed in  Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) RoHS must be labeled if they contain: 

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

The requirements for China RoHS 2: Environmentally Friendly Use Period (EFUP) label or green 'e' label; the content and names of hazardous substances need to be disclosed in product instructions or included as a separate document shipped with the product in a Hazardous Substances Table. 

China released a catalog in 2018 that contains 12 specific categories that are required to be compliant or compliant by exemption.  An additional conformity assessment label is required to be applied to the product indicating the process used for assessing the product compliance.


Article is current as of 2021-03-22.


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