Process Underway to Add 4 Phthalates to China RoHS-2 Regulation

April 5, 2022Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Addition of 4 Phthalates to China RoHS-2 likely coming in July 2022

china-rohsOn March 16, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) RoHS Standard Working Group announced the start of a study and comment period regarding the addition of 4 new substances to the China RoHS-2 legislation.

MIIT intends to complete the investigation and demonstration report by the end of April. A formal decision will then be made within 90 days, likely towards the end of July.

The 4 new substances proposed to be added to  China RoHS-2 are:

  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

These are the same 4 phthalates that were added to EU RoHS-2 in 2015.

It is anticipated that the addition of the 4 new phthalates will be approved. This will bring the China RoHS-2 regulation to a total of 10 regulated substances, mirroring the substances regulated under the EU RoHS-2 directive.

More information on the announcement can be found online.

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