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RoHS and REACH Worldwide

Multiple countries are now working on their own versions of the EU RoHS and REACH legislations. Below is a summary list of those legislations. Please note that this is a very active area worldwide, and this list (compiled November 2017) may not be up-to-date.

China RoHS

China’s second version of RoHS came into effect on 1st July 2016. There are many similarities to EU RoHS, but also some fundamental differences. The latest FAQ has been published, and you can read an English translation supplied by the IPC.

One fundamental difference is the lack of exemptions or restrictions – the China RoHS is primarily a reporting and labelling requirement. However, there is also no requirement for components (which covers all products supplied by Harwin) to conform to China RoHS – the legislation is worded to cover top-level electronic or electric products, or major sub-systems.

As such, Harwin products are not required to show, and are not supplied with, any China RoHS marking or declarations.

Other RoHS legislations worldwide

Harwin are aware that many other nations and states, worldwide, have introduced their own RoHS or REACH legislations. Generally, these legislations have been written to maintain alignment with the EU versions. Therefore, Harwin expect their products already declared to be suitable for EU RoHS Compliant use will also be suitable under other legislations. If you have a requirement for another legislation, please contact [email protected] with full details of the legislation and the products for which you require declarations.

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU - includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia)
  • India
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Republika Srpska (region of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • Ukraine
  • USA, in the following states: California, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin
  • Vietnam


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