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No. 09/2009 China State Council passed so-called China WEEE《Regulations on Recovery Processing of Waste Electrical and Electronic Products》on 20 August 2008 and released it on 25 February 2009. The implementation will start from 1 January 2011.
China WEEE Regulation Manufacturers of electrical and electronic products and consignees or agents of imported electrical and electronic products must comply with related national regulations on pollution control of electrical and electronic products when they manufacture and import such products. A design plan which is helpful to comprehensive utilization of resources and innocuous treatment shall be adopted and materials which are nontoxic and harmless or with low toxic or harmful content and are easy to recycle shall be used.
An enterprise which has obtained qualification for processing waste electrical and electronic products, registered in accordance with Regulations on Corporate Registration of the People’s Republic of China, and clearly marked processing of waste electrical and electronic products in its business scope can engage in processing activities of waste electrical and electronic products. Units and persons who have not obtained qualification for processing waste electrical and electronic products are prohibited to process such waste products. Processing enterprises shall establish a daily environmental monitoring system for processing of waste electrical and electronic products. Processing enterprises shall maintain a data information management system for waste electrical and electronic products and report basic data and relevant information of processing of waste electrical and electronic products to the environmental protection department of the municipal people’s government, district division. Basic waste electrical and electronic product processing data shall be kept for at least three years.
Penalties When manufacturers of electrical and electronic products, consignees or agents of imported electrical and electronic products fail to mark on its manufactured or imported electrical and electronic products or in their user manuals the contents of toxic and harmful substances and prompting information for recovery processing in accordance with the Regulations, a period for rectification will be ordered and a fine up to RMB 50000 imposed.
If Enterprises or individuals who have not obtained qualification for processing waste electrical and electronic products go against the Regulations and engage in activities of processing waste electrical and electronic products, a shutdown, forfeit illegal gains will be ordered and a fine over RMB 50,000 and below RMB 500,000 imposed.
When a processing enterprise goes against the Regulations and fails to establish a data information management system of waste electrical and electronic products, or when a processing enterprise goes against the Regulations and fails to establish a daily environmental monitoring system and conduct daily environmental monitoring, a fine up to RMB 50000 will be imposed. Information Source
State Council Decree of the People's Republic of China No551 (Available only in Chinese version) SGS Taiwan LTD. Taipei Multi Chemical Laboratory t: +886 2 2299 3279
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