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Latest Trends in Global Environmental Regulations
2017/05/26
-- Continued from April Issue

Hazardous Substances Regulations

 
Developing Countries
 
In China, the Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products, otherwise known as China RoHS, which was implemented in July 2016, requires labeling of specified hazardous substances. Unlike the EU Directive, all electrical and electronic equipment is targeted without any exemption provisions. Two symbols are used, respectively, to indicate products that do not contain hazardous substances above the maximum concentration values and products that do. The symbol for the above maximum concentration includes a number called the Environ-mental Friendly Use Period (EFUP). This represents the number of years from date of manufacturing during which hazardous substances will not leak and cause possible damages to the environment or public health. The period for air conditioners is 15 years. The Provisions on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances implemented in October 2010 specifies the details concerning registration of new chemical substances.
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