Environment Friendly Use Period for China RoHS

Question Posed:

Do components fall under the need for an Environment Friendly Use Period (EFUP) label for China RoHS?

Answer Provided:

Yes. China released their catalog of products that must be compliant or compliant by exemption (they are using EU RoHS-like exemptions but they are not exactly the same). So, for any products that are listed in the catalog, they will need to be compliant by March 2019.

For any other product not in the catalog, any product containing any of the six (6) substance groups over threshold would need to have an EFUP label along with the appropriate Hazardous Substance Table in Chinese defining the products and substances over threshold available with the product literature.

The six Substances in scope include:

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Hexavalent chromium (Cr 6)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

Reference: http://ccilc.pt/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ROTULO_ROHS_EN_EUSMECENTER.pdf

**Article contents valid as of 2018-09-18

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