18.03.2020 – SGS AG

SGS Accredited as Certification Body for China RoHS

SAFEGUARDS | Electrical and ElectronicsNO. 032/20

SG 03220 Chemicals

SGS has recently obtained accreditation for Voluntary Certification for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical Appliances and Electronic Products (hereinafter referred to as Voluntary Certification) from the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). With this accreditation, SGS can provide certification services to support enterprises in their compliance with "Rules on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical Appliances and Electronic Products", also known as China RoHS.

On May 16, 2019, SAMR and MIIT jointly announced the “Implementation Arrangement for Conformity Assessment System for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical Appliances and Electronic Products” (also known as Implementation Arrangement) for China RoHS. The Implementation Arrangement stipulates that for electrical appliances and electronic products included in the “Standard Achieving Management Catalog”, enterprises should choose voluntary certification or self-declaration to complete a conformity assessment on the restriction of hazardous substances.

Enterprises that choose Voluntary Certification need to submit an application to an accredited third-party certification body, who will then assess whether the products meet the relevant standards and technical specifications on the restriction of hazardous substances. Enterprises which have successfully completed the certification process can obtain a certificate issued by the certification body. The certification body will report the certification information to the public service platform within 5 working days of issue of the certificate.

Certified enterprises can refer to the "Rules on the Green Product Labeling” (hereinafter referred to as the Rules) for use of the certification label. According to the Rules, enterprises can choose to use or display the green product label on the product body, nameplate, packaging, accompanying documents (such as instructions, certifications, etc.), operating systems, electronic sales platforms, etc.

SGS is committed to providing information about development in regulations for consumer products as complimentary services. Through a global network of laboratories, SGS provides a wide range of services including physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

For enquiries, please contact:

Li Li
Technical Supervisor, EET RSTS
t: (86) 21 60645135

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