To be in line with international trends, the Taiwan authority BSMI (Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection) has published the new RoHS requirements based on the standard CNS 15663 Section 5 - Guidance on the reduction of the restricted chemical substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The new requirements is enforced from July 1, 2017 as a part of the mandatory conformity assessment scheme for EEE.
Taiwan RoHS covers:
Lead (Pb) - 0,1 %
Mercury (Hg) - 0,1 %
Cadmium (Cd) - 0,01 %
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+) - 0,1 %
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) - 0,1 %
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) - 0,1 %
RoHS requirements have been added into the BSMI certification process so the RoHS restricted substances must be determined if the product is covered by the scope and ‘RoHS’ must be included on the Commodity Inspection Mark (CI MARK).
The implementation date of the new requirements is:
July 1, 2017 – certain IT and audio/visual products, including: network media players (wired network media players) and projectors; automatic data processing machines; printing and copying machines; televisions; monitors and monitors used in automatic data processing, etc.;
January 1, 2018 – a wide range of EEE, including: self-ballasted fluorescent lamps; plugs and socket-outlets for fixed wiring; IT and audio-video products, including radio keyboard; motor class goods, e.g. single-phase AC motors; home appliances, e.g. electric blankets; water dispensers; power supplies, battery chargers for computer, communication and consumer electronics; AC supplied electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps; printing and copying machines (new listed goods);
July 1, 2018 – eight more items, including air conditioners and lighting.
Manufacturers shall meet the following requirements:
To perform conformity assessment by either Registration of Product Certification (RPC) Scheme or Type-approved Batch Inspection (TABI) Scheme.
To ensure determining the content of hazardous substance according to CNS 15050 or IEC 62321 test method.
To apply on packaging CI MARK and RoHS label:
‘RoHS’ indicates the content of restricted substance(s), other than exemptions stated in CNS 15663, does not exceed the reference percentage value of presence condition.
‘RoHS(XX,XX)’ indicates the content of restricted substance(s) (element XX, element XX, …), other than exemptions stated in CNS 15663, exceeds the reference percentage value of presence condition.
The letter ‘R’, of ‘R30001’, indicates RPC scheme used for conformity assessment procedures; a ‘T’ would indicate TABI scheme was used for conformity assessment procedures.
Starting from July 1, 2017 it is mandatory to perform EEE assessment of conformity against the RoHS requirements and include ‘RoHS’ to the CI MARK.
Information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.