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SGS Announces China MIIT RoHS Labeling Standard SJ/T 11364-2014 to be Deferred and Scope Expanded


On 30 December 2014, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China announced that the new labeling standard SJ/T 11364-2014 is deferred from taking effect and SJ/T 11364-2006 is still valid.

Hong Kong, China, March 13, 2015 --(PR.com)-- New Standard SJ/T 11364-2014

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China issued standard SJ/T 11364-2014 “Marking for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Product” on 9 July 2014 (1). This new standard was scheduled to take effect from 1 January 2015 and to repeal the old standard SJ/T 11364-2006.

Scope Expanded to All Electrical and Electronic Products

Compared to the 2006 edition the updated standard expands the product scope from EIPs (electric information products) to all EEPs (electric and electronic products), and makes some revision of the label and the declaration table of the hazardous substances existing in the product. A more in depth comparison is given in the previous SGS SafeGuardS bulletin N# 198/14 (2).

China RoHS Update Still under Discussion

Because the update of China RoHS (Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products) (3) is still under discussion (4), MIIT decided to postpone the enforcement of SJ/T 11364-2014. In other words, SJ/T 11364-2006 is still valid until further official announcement. However, and according to the official information, it is also acceptable if a company has already implemented requirements as outlined by SJ/T 11364-2014 before 1 January 2015.

References:

1) Standard SJ/T 11364-2014 (http://www.spsp.gov.cn/Page/QT/2014/SJT%2011364-2014.shtml)
2) SafeGuardS N# 198/14, November 2014 (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-19814-china-rohs-standard-update-a4-en-14.pdf)
3) Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products (EIPs) (http://www.miit.gov.cn/n11293472/n11294912/n11296542/12165064.html)
4) Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic and Electric Products (EEPs) (exposure draft) (http://zfs.miit.gov.cn/n11293472/n11294912/n11296182/14644981.html)

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The global footprint of SGS will support clients in product compliance with global RoHS (http://www.sgs.com/rohs) (EU, China, Korea, US, etc.), REACH/SVHC (http://www.sgs.com/reach), textiles or hard-goods, CPSIA or other toy regulations and many more consumer product-related requirements like packaging materials or battery requirements.

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