Chinese legislation for the purpose of controlling and reducing the pollution to the environment caused by electrical and electronic product waste
On January 21, 2016 the law entitled, Administration on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products (ACPEIP or China RoHS I), was replaced by a new regulation with the official title (translated) “Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products”. The law, which is known as China RoHS II, went into effect on July 1, 2016.
The law extends the product scope of China RoHS I from “Electronic Information Products” (EIP) to “Electrical and Electronic Products” (EEP). In particular, the scope of China RoHS II covers:
In addition, the list of restricted substances was extended to include “other hazardous substances prescribed by the state.”All declarable or prohibited substances were adopted from China RoHS I. Their limits follow and comply with the limits of the same substances named in EU Regulation 2011/65 / EU (RoHS II), Annex II:
China RoHS II requires that all electrical and electronic products that fall under the scope of China RoHS II be marked with one of the following two logos, as stipulated in the Chinese standard SJ/T 11364-2014 for marking EEPs. The choice of logo depends on whether the product contains hazardous substances above their respective thresholds. The logo does not need to be marked directly on the product, if
In such cases, this information must be provided in a different form.
Marking acc. SJ/T 11354-2014:
Manufacturers are required to provide relevant information about products that contain restricted or declarable substances. Information about affected EPCOS products can be found in the RoHS list.
Based on experience, knowledge of the materials used for passive components and physical and chemical considerations TDK Electronics Group has defined an EPUP of 50 years for its product range.