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South Korea Extends Regulatory Scope of Its RoHS Documents
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South Korea Extends Regulatory Scope of Its RoHS Documents

South Korea Extends Regulatory Scope of Its RoHS Documents

In South Korea, the use of hazardous substances in electronic and electrical products is restricted by the so-called Korea RoHS document. It is the Act on Resource Circulation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles that was amended by the Enforcement Decree and approved on November 16, 2020.

The amendments concern regulatory scope and extend the quantity of electronic and electrical products types (EEPs) that are subject to the restrictions on the Use of Hazardous Substances as well as the quantity of Hazardous Substances.

Thus, 23 new types of electronic and electrical products were added to the Act from January 2021. Among them are the following:

  1. Vending machines
  2. GPS Navigation Devices
  3. wired and wireless routers
  4. Treadmills
  5. Scanners (excluding portable scanner)
  6. Electric frying pans
  7. Video game consoles
  8. Electric water heaters
  9. Sewing machines
  10. Bread makers
  11. Dehumidifiers
  12. Coffee Machines
  13. Spin Dryers
  14. Toasters
  15. Fryers
  16. Hair dryers
  17. Projectors
  18. Electric appliances for Massage
  19. Surveillance Cameras
  20. Electric kettles
  21. Food Dehydrators
  22. Herbal Medicine Cookers
  23. Foot Spas

The hazardous substances were added with 4 kinds of phthalate esters (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP). They start to be restricted in the products from July 1, 2021. The substance content in the product should not exceed amount as indicated below:


The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

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