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