Product Compliant Summary per Country

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Product Environmental Requirements Export

What environmental compliance obligations apply to my products being exported? This is the question many manufacturers, importers, distributors, or traders wonder. Whether you want to export your products worldwide or you target some specific markets, some environmental requirements are likely to apply. Here is a non-exhaustive table listing important product environmental requirements in major markets, followed by a map on RoHS regulations, with the main focus on regulations for electrical and electronic equipment:

RoHS-Like Regulations Worldwide
RoHS-Like Regulations Worldwide
Market Requirement Scope Exclusions Controlled Substances
China RoHS Most electrical and electronic equipment: B2C and B2B Aerospace, military, automotive equipment, batteries, packaging, and others Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
European Union Countries and the UK  

Automotive vehicles 

Motor tricycles and others Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb
ELV
 
ErP Electronic displays, external power supplies, electric motors, light sources, welding equipment, power transformers, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines The majority of other electronic products Mainly energy efficiency and recycling targets
Persistent Organic Pollutants POP Most products: B2C and B2B Some excluded applications Dozens of halogenated compounds: brominated or chlorinated 
REACH SVHC (article 33) and Annex XVII lists Most products: B2C and B2B, including substances, mixtures, and articles Drugs, food, petroleum, nuclear, and other products Hundreds of SVHCs. Additional Substances of very high concern (SVHC) every 6 months
RoHS and WEEE Most electrical and electronic equipment: B2C and B2B Aerospace, military, automotive equipment, batteries, packaging, and others BBP, Cd, Cr6+, DBP, DIBP, DEHP, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
United States Conflict Minerals Public US companies under the 'Securities and Exchange Commission' reporting obligations No de minimis Tin, Tantalum Tungsten and Gold (3TGs)
Proposition 65 Most products: B2C and B2B, including substances, mixtures, and articles, introduced into the Californian market Very few Hundreds
RoHS Electrical and electronic equipment: B2C and B2B, mainly in California and New Jersey Various B2C products Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
Eurasian Economic Union: Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan  RoHS Electrical and electronic equipment: most B2C products (appliances for the household) and some B2B products (servers, vending machines, etc.) Toys, automotive, measurement instruments, medical devices, and others. Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
Japan J-MOSS Air Conditioning units, dryers, microwave ovens, PCs, refrigerators, televisions, washing machines Most other B2C and B2B electrical and electronic equipment Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
India RoHS and WEEE IT and telecommunications, with exclusions, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions

Small-sized companies exempted

Military and others

Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
Korea RoHS, End of Live Vehicle ELV and WEEE Most B2C electrical, electronic, and automotive equipment  Most B2B products and other exclusions Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
Taiwan RoHS Most electrical and electronic equipment: B2C and B2B Aerospace, military, automotive equipment, batteries, packaging, and others Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
Turkey RoHS Most electrical and electronic equipment: B2C and B2B Military equipment Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
Ukraine RoHS Most electrical and electronic equipment: B2C and B2B Aerospace, military, automotive equipment, batteries, packaging, and others BBP, Cd, Cr6+, DBP, DIBP, DEHP, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
United Arab Emirates RoHS Most electrical and electronic equipment: B2C and B2B Aerospace, military, automotive equipment, batteries, packaging, and others BBP, Cd, Cr6+, DBP, DIBP, DEHP, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
Singapore RoHS

Personal computers, televisions (flat screens), cellular phones, air conditioning units, washing machines, refrigerators

Most other electrical and electronic equipment  Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
Vietnam RoHS

Audio video, automatic dispensers, tools, information and communications technology, small and large household appliances, lighting, sport equipment, toys

Most other electrical and electronic equipment Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs
Thailand RoHS (standard)

Most electrical and electronic equipment: B2C and B2B

Voluntary approach, not binding Cd, Cr6+, Hg, Pb, PBBs, PBDEs

These mal and table are simplified summaries of the current applicable requirements. They are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Additional obligations, such as REACH requirements for chemicals and mixtures, may be relevant to your products. Other Enviropass' limitations apply.

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