China releases testing standards for hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products
On July 28, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration issued the “Industry Standard for the Detection of Toxic and Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products”, which will be implemented on January 18, 2006. This is the first industry standard in the world to deal with the EU ROHS directive. The standard covers six test methods, which were drafted and verified by the Shenzhen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. A few days ago, the National Inspection and Quarantine System held a meeting in Shenzhen to promote the standard.
The EU ROHS Directive requires that there should be no hazardous substances in the eight categories of electrical and electronic equipment entering the EU from July 1 next year. Experts said that the release of this series of standards is conducive to standardizing China's testing work, promoting technological upgrading and product export in the electrical and electronic industry.
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