Want to learn all the gory details of China's new RoHS-like legislation? San Francisco-based consulting firm, Design Chain Associates, has created a website dedicated to China's new legislation at ChinaRoHS.com. The law will impact the electronics industry in less than a year when its March 1, 2007 deadline hits. Unlike the European Union's (EU) RoHS directive, the China law requires products to be inspected prior to entering China. There are a number of crucial differences between the EU's RoHS and China's law, which is part of the rationale for a site dedicated to China's legislation.
The site offers a number of features, including:
The law itself on China's Ministry of Information Industry website
An English translation of the law, including clarification of its detailed and extensive scope
Links to commentary on the law and its precedents
The original submission from the Chinese government to the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade Committee