April 5, 2022｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
Addition of 4 Phthalates to China RoHS-2 likely coming in July 2022
On 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)
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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