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China RoHS is significantly different from the European Union's RoHS directive; however, there are significant benefits that can be gained by leveraging your company's compliance strategies for meeting the EU RoHS requirements. For example, the six restricted hazardous substances- lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PolyBrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and PolyBrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) — are the same, as are the Maximum Concentration vVlues (MCVs) in most cases. This means there is a good deal of leverage that be gained from the EU RoHS certificates of compliance, but there are still traps for the unwary regarding some EU RoHS exemptions.

Although China RoHS does not require the removal of hazardous substances it does require:
Labeling of product A table in the user's guide disclosing the location of any hazardous substance above the MCVs Calculation of the Environmentally Friendly Use Period (EFUP) Labeling of the packaging While all of the above requirements differ from the EU RoHS directive, there are eight basic steps that should be followed to adapt your company's EU RoHS compliance to meet China's RoHS requirements.

Step 1:

Divide the product into logical subassemblies Step 2: Assess certificates of compliance Step 3: Populate the disclosure table Disclosure Table
(Click to see the Table)

Step 4:

Determine the Environmentally Friendly Use Period Step 5: Document the EFUP Step 6: Label and date the product Step 7: Label the packaging Step 8: Translate into Chinese Information Source: »Industrial Control DesignLine Website in the U.S.A.«

Detailed information, please refer to Industrial Control DesignLine Website in the U.S.A.

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