What is this request about?
Korea RoHS (formally the Act Concerning the Resource Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles) is a multi-faceted environmental regulation that came into force in 2008. The regulation restricts 6 specific substances above an identified threshold in electrical and electronic equipment and vehicles.
The end goal of Korea RoHS is to limit the use of these hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, to increase the presence of environmentally friendly alternatives on the market, and to improve cooperation between manufacturers and recyclers.
How do I start?
In order to be able to complete this request, you will need information on the chemicals contained in your parts/products. If you do not manufacture the parts/products yourself, the information can be obtained by asking your suppliers to provide you with a Korea RoHS declaration, from which you can gather the applicable information.
The Korea RoHS declaration should be on a company letterhead with a current date and a signature of an authorised person. It should also include a clear position statement whether the parts/products you supply to your client contain or don’t contain any of the 6 substances covered by Korea RoHS.
Why is my customer asking me for this information?
Your client is asking you for this information in order to figure out if parts/products supplied to them contain any of the 6 substances that are covered by Korea RoHS. They need this information as a key part of their broader strategy to comply with Korea RoHS requirements.
In summary, your client needs this information in order to place their parts/products on the Korean market.