Marking with China RoHs

The China RoHs is a mark for the limits of harmful substances in electronic devices for the Chinese market. The correct term is “Administration on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products (ACPEIP)”. Because of the resemblance to the European RoHs, this marker is known as China RoHs.

Different marking of the China RoHs

The maximum limit of Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) is indicated by this marking. If all maximum limits are observed, the green marking may be used with an “e”. If the maximum concentration of pollutants is exceeded, this must be indicated with an appropriate orange label.

In addition to the label with the RoHs label, an identification of the pollutants with the appropriate concentration in Chinese is required. Disposal or reusability must also be described in Chinese.

The so-called “Environmental Protection Use Period” is only necessary if the maximum limit for pollutants is exceeded. The time period during which the electronic device can safely be used without the emission of the pollutants present must then be indicated.

Products with RoHs compolsory

The RoHs marking is required for all electronic devices in China. However, this does not apply to electronic components which are not intended for end users. Thus, all electronic devices that are produced in China or exported to China must be labeled with the RoHs label. This also applies to medical products, equipment and measuring and control instruments.

For example, the RoHs obligation applies to the following products:

  • Appliances
  • Computer equipment
  • Electronic communications products
  • Electronic materials
  • Electronic products with a specific field of application
  • Meters
  • Radio and television devices

Certification process for RoHs labeling

Compared to other China certifications, such as CCC Certification or CEL certification, RoHs can be obtained in a relatively short time. In addition to the application, the disclosure of all ingredients with the appropriate concentration as well as product tests are necessary.

However, unlike the European RoHs, tests in a company’s own test laboratory are not sufficient. The product tests must be carried out in a Chinese accredited test laboratory according to the respective GB Standard. Just like the application documents, the test report must also be submitted in Chinese.

Chinese standards for China RoHs

Among others, the following standards apply to the China RoHs:

  • SJ/T 11364-2014 Marking for the Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Products
  • SJ/T 11363-2006 Requirements for Concentration Limits for Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic Information Products
  • SJ/T 11365-2006 Testing Methods for Hazardous Substances in Electronic Information Products
  • SJ/Z 11388-2009 General Guidelines of Environment-friendly Use Period of Electronic Information Products
  • GB/T 26572-2011 Requirements of concentration limits for certain restricted substances in electrical and electronic products
  • GB/T 18455-2010 Package recycling marking

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about China RoHs or translations of RoHs Standards:

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China RoHs Label

China RoHs Label