ROHS certification is a national certification to control and reduce the environmental pollution caused by the discarded electronic information products. The purpose of ROHS certification is to reduce or eliminate 6 substances in lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in electronic information products. The China National RoHS certification system adopts the principles of unified product catalogs, unified certification technical specifications, certification rules and conformity assessment procedures, and unified marks.
In 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Science and Technology and other nine ministries and commissions compiled the "Administrative Catalogue for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (First Batch)" and the "Exceptional List of Restricted Substances for the Application of the Restricted Management Catalogue". The content of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers should meet the relevant standards for the limit of use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products, and be included in the management of the conformity assessment management system for the display of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products.
State-of-the-art ROHS will be enforced on November 1, 2019. All products in the "Management Catalogue for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (First Batch)" shall meet the requirements of State-of-the-art ROHS regulations.
ROHS-certified laboratory organization
Only laboratories authorized by the CNCA to allow China RoHS certification inspection work can undertake inspection work. Beitest Group obtained the contracted laboratories of the relevant national certification agencies & the first batch of mandatory national promotion ROHS sampling inspection units.
What are the benefits of doing ROHS certification?
Reduction or exemption of enterprises for the collection of waste electrical and electronic products processing funds;
Prioritize inclusion in government procurement plans;
Enhance product competitiveness in the market.
China pushes ROHS certification
Mode 1: Type test + supervision after certification [applicable components and component products, material products]
Mode 2: Sampling test + supervision after certification [Applicable parts and components products]
Mode 3: Optimization test + supervision after certification [Applicable for complete products and component products]
Mode 4: Sampling test + initial factory inspection + supervision after certification [all products within the scope of applicable rules]
Applicable product range
The first batch (12 categories) of mandatory products of ROHS: refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, electric water heaters, printers, copiers, fax machines, televisions, monitors (including displays, display screens, etc.), microcomputers (including Desktop PCs, notebooks, tablet PCs, etc.), mobile communication handsets, telephone stand-alones.
The national ROHS certificate covering 12 types of products is valid for 5 years, and it needs to undergo regular supervision and random inspection every year.
1. Certification application
2. Certification acceptance
3. Document review
5. Factory inspection (only factory inspection is required for mode 4)
6. Conformity assessment
7. Certification fees
8. Certificate issuance