As of 1st March 2007, the Management Methods for Controlling Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products regulation went into force. It affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of EIP’s (Electronic Information Products) containing Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) placed on the market in the People’s Republic of China. All products placed on the market in the Peoples Republic of China are marked in accordance with the “Marking for Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products”, People’s Republic of China Electronic Industry Standard SJ/T11364-2006, issued by the Ministry of Information Industry.
EIP’s that contain any of the six listed substances above the MCV (Maximum Concentration Value) including those that currently have an EU exemption are marked with an EPUP (Environmental Protection Use Period) label. China RoHS does not include any exemptions.
A China Information Table is shipped with all EIP’s placed on the market in the Peoples Republic of China. The Table identifies sub assemblies that contain any of the six substances and an X indicates the presence of that substance.
EIP’s that either do not contain or contain any of the six listed substances below the MCV are marked with the compliant green “e” label. If the product is too small or irregularly shaped, the “e” symbol is placed in the RTS complies with all the requirements specified by China RoHS for all products placed on the market in the Peoples Republic of China.