Chinese Government Issues Draft List of Products Covered by China RoHS2

On June 29, 2017, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued a draft list of 12 consumer products that would be required to comply with hazardous substance restrictions under the country’s RoHS2 law, which is the same list of substances included under the European Union’s RoHS Directive. Feedback will be accepted until July 28.

Like EU RoHS, some applications are exempt from the substance restrictions, and non-listed products that contain certain hazardous substances exceeding the limits, can still be sold in China provided that they are marked according to regulations.

A brief article in ChemicalWatch’s AsiaHub lists the 12 types of products proposed to be included.



  1. Posted July 7, 2017 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Dear Ms Abrams,
    Continue to be confused by CHINA ROHS.
    A few years ago, at Ft Lee, NJ seminar, IPC presented a China ‘official’ representative who said ALL electronics were to be covered and the EU RoHS exemptions did not apply. Now the scope is limited to the 12 listed types with exemptions.
    I’m glad that I didn’t rush to comply.
    By the way, the 2 major China telecom companies have not been pushing this.

    Best regards.

    • Fern Abrams
      Posted July 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

      Mr. Ackerman, I believe the speaker you are referring to was Awa He of SGS, a laboratory company, not an ‘official’ representative of China. I believe you may have confused a discussion regarding the Scope of China RoHS and the recently proposed catalogue for items subject to substance restrictions.

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