SESEC organised a informative webinar on China RoHS 2.0 on 3 November. More than 90 participants from European industries attended the webinar, which focused on the most concerned issues of this complex regulation including the regulation scope, labelling requirements and related standards.
China RoHS 2.0, officially known as the Administrative Measures for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products is a Chinese government regulation to control certain hazardous substances contained in EEPs (Electrical and Electronic Products). Jointly released by 8 Chinese ministries on 21 January 2016, this regulation was a revised version of China RoHS 1.0, and formally came into force on 1 July, 2016. Compared with the previous version, China RoHS 2.0 expanded to a much broader scope to cover almost all the EEPs. Prescribed in the regulation, EEPs refer to the devices and accessory products with rated working electrical voltages of no more than 1500 volts DC and 1000 volts AC which function by means of current or electromagnetic fields, and generate, transmit and measure such currents and electromagnetic fields. Since 1 July 2016, EEPs that are produced, sold and imported to China must comply with the regulation.
Due to the extended broad scope and short notice given, this regulation sparks much concerns among EEP manufacturers who produce or export their products to China. At this SESEC webinar, many of the most concerned issues were addressed by the SESEC expert Dr. Betty Xu. SESEC will continue to organise webinars regularly with high quality to help European industries in a practical way.
To address the concerns for electrical installation related standards for the electrical apparatus installed in buildings in China, SESEC organised a webinar and delivered a presentation to discuss relevant standards related to market access requirements for low voltage apparatus and electrical installation standards in China. Around 50 participants from European industries attended the webinar. The feedback collected was very positive, with many comments on the webinar as delivering high value to industries.
On 27 September,SESEC hosted a webinar on Electrical Installation Rules for the electric apparatus installed in buildings in China. Nearly 70 participants registered for the webinar, during which many questions and concerns for Electrical Installation related standards were raised and addressed.
There is a very complicated standardization system, and even more complicated technical regulation and market access situation for low voltage apparatus in China. For Low voltage products that are covered in EU “Low Voltage Directive”, like low-voltage apparatus, electrical accessories, and electric tools, etc., very different certification schemes and standards exist in China. Not like Europe, China does not have a single “LVD” for these products. China Compulsory Certifications (CCC) are applicable for some catalogue of low voltage apparatus, some compulsory standards are applicable for others, and at the same time China Electrical Installation related standards are also “de-facto” compulsory for the electric apparatus installed in the buildings.
This webinar focused the relevant standards related to Market Access Requirements for Low Voltage Apparatus and electrical installation standards in China. It helped the participants to clarify the certification schemes such as CCC, outlined a rough comparison of the compulsory standards and IEC or harmonized standards in Europe in such areas, and highlighted the applicable installation rules in China, which has not been quite understood for a long time.
Should you be interested in receiving the presentation delivered during the webinar and any supporting materials, please do not hesitate to contact Ms.Mandy Luo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The in-depth webinar was very welcomed by the participants. Building on the success, SESEC will host more webinars in the future to address sector-specific issues and topics.