On February 28th, 2006, China promulgated a law entitled “Administration on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Product (EIP)” (ACPEIP), the so-called “China RoHS”. China RoHS does bear similarity to EU RoHS. China RoHS would also restrict specified substances (Pb, Hg CrVI, Cd, PBB and PBDE) from certain EIP.
Initially, these substances are not restricted but marking and information disclosure on EIP is required.
China RoHS applies to EIP designated for the Chinese market, irrespective whether manufactured in or imported into China.
The marking and information disclosure requirements according to Article 14 of ACPEIP and the Standard SJ/T11364-2006 apply to any items falling within the definition of EIP. Authorities published an exemplary note that lists specific products, parts, components and materials falling within the scope of EIP (the so-called “EIP list”). The marking requirements entered into force March 1st, 2007.
Substance restrictions and pre-market certification requirements would apply to a subset of products covered in a specified “key product catalogue” which is not yet available and expected end of 2007 / beginning of 2008.
Marking / Labelling Obligations - Scope:
Components incl. Semiconductors are included in the EIP list. Basically all EIP in the “product list” needs to be marked according to the official Chinese Standard SJ/T11364-2006 from March 1, 2007 onwards.
No marking / labelling requirements for Infineon Products:
EIP exclusively being designated to be part in another EIP (as built in) do not have to be marked. This statement is in line with the Marking for Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products Standard SJ/T11364-2006, Article 4:
“For electronic information products purchased for use as components in production, it is fine for the supplier not to perform the above-mentioned marking on the provided product, but the supplier must provide the purchaser with all the information needed for marking; accordingly, the purchaser shall perform marking on the electronic information products that it manufactures, and the range of information for marking shall contain the electronic information products purchased for use as components in production.”
Our products for the purpose to be built in another EIP do not have to be labelled / marked.
According to this standard and in order to provide you with the relevant information on our products in the context with “China RoHS” we have established an Internet-based customer platform which allows easy access to this information.
The platform is located here and includes a help function as support for initial use (top of the platform page).