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In February 2008, Miss Zhang Yu-Ying, director of Electronic and Electrical Restricted Substance Testing and Services Department (E&E RSTS), and Mr. Yu Yi-Min, superintendent of Electronic and Electrical Household Appliances Quality Inspection Institute of Shanghai Institute of Quality Inspection and Technical Research (SQI), signed an agreement about SGS acting for China Quality Certification Center (CQC) on RoHS certification. The two sides leverage technology expertise, qualification and market resources of European and China RoHS testing in this cooperation to provide more comprehensive RoHS testing service for import and export enterprises. The cooperation also brings significant enhancement on the RoHS test service level of China.
With the development of research and technology, environmental harm caused by electronic waste pollution has drawn worldwide attention. Many countries establish standards and regulations to enhance the product compliance to the environmental and public safety requirements. The implementation of EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment from July 2006 ordains EU Members should control and ensure the electronic and electrical products sold in Europe cannot contain six kinds of harmful substances like lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PBDE.
While the launch of EU RoHS brings great impact to China enterprises exporting to EU market, Chinese government’s follow up is also quick. The first green statutes of the electronic information industry Administrative Measures for Controlling Pollution by Electronic Information Products (commonly known as China RoHS) was executed in March 2007 claims that electronic information products sold in China market have to meet requirements about substances and labeling. More and more suppliers (both domestic manufacturers and foreign manufacturers exporting to the Chinese market) pay attention to reduce the containing of toxic and harmful substances in electronic information products from the design and production procedures and apply for RoHS testing proactively.
As the earliest EU RoHS testing service provider in China, SGS-CSTC has provided RoHS testing reports for over 200,000 companies, which made herself the largest commercial RoHS service provider. Also, SGS continuously invests her technical expertise to contribute to the formulation and implementation of China’s RoHS, which was highly praised by the leadership of the Ministry of Information Industry.
As a governmental testing laboratory, SQI is authorised by State Administration of Quality Supervision & Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and Shanghai CIQ for quality inspection and technical research. Moreover, SQI’s Household Appliances Quality Inspection Institute is the testing organization of China Compulsory Certification (CCC) as well as RoHS service provider designated by CQC. The cooperation between SGS-CSTC and SQI will optimise both sides’ advantages and provide a highly efficient service platform to meet the RoHS testing business requirements for all importer and exporter market players. SQI is highly recognised by the industry for its initiative of integrating external resources to provide better RoHS services to enterprises.
According to Dr. Li Xinzhu, Senior Technical Manager of SGS-CSTC E&E RSTS, clients can obtain through such service platform, efficient and professional one-stop RoHS service including SGS RoHS report, SQI RoHS report and CQC Certification as well.
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