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China releases national standard for environmentally conscious design of electrical accessories

The standard applies to plugs and switches for home appliances and other electrical accessories

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On Sept. 7, 2023, China’s Standardization Administration published a recommended national standard called the Guideline of Environmentally Conscious Design for Electrical Accessories (GB/T 24976-2023). This standard combines eight existing national …

Singapore amends regulations concerning WEEE and packaging regulations

Strengthening regulatory thresholds for products covered by WEEE

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In Singapore, the Resource Sustainability (Prescribed Regulated Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 were promulgated on May 25, 2023. These regulations amend the “Resource Sustainability (Prescribed Regulated Products) Regulations 2019” for products …

South Korea stipulates reduction of mandatory recycling quantity by using raw materials derived from waste synthetic resins

Management plan for discarded solar panels also announced

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On December 30, 2022, South Korean government promulgated an amended version of Enforcement Decree of the Act on Resource Circulation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles (Presidential Decree No. …

China releases draft revision of RoHS-related industry standard for labeling

Different pieces of information on a product can be combined into a two-dimensional barcode

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released a draft revision of a China RoHS-related industry standard called “Marking for the Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical …

India publishes New E-Waste Management Rules with expanded target products

Including higher targets for recycling and trading of EPR certificates

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On November 2, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India published the “E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022.” These Rules replace the current E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 and …

Philippines: WTO/TBT notification of proposal to expand energy labeled items

10 new regulated items to be added – ICT equipment, small household appliances, multimedia appliances, etc.

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NOTE: On December 1, 2022, the DOE of the Philippines officially published a regulation to expand the products covered by the Philippine Energy Label Program (PELP),  adding cooking and food …

Vietnam releases draft of new RoHS regulations to thoroughly revise existing rules

Four new phthalates would be added to the restricted substances

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On Aug. 19, 2022, the Vietnamese government issued a circular on a draft of a new RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulation, which is called the National Technical Regulation on …

Brief report: Public consultation on EPR regulations in Vietnam (2nd round) (2)

Q&A on the draft EPR regulations

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On August 27, 2021, the Legislation Department of the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) held an online public consultation: Webinar: Hearing Opinions on the Extended Producer Responsibility …

Brief report: Public consultation on EPR regulations in Vietnam (2nd round) (1)

Amendments from the previous version of the draft decree

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On August 27, 2021, the Legislation Department of Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) held an online public consultation: Webinar: Hearing Opinions on the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) …

Brief report: Public consultation for new regulations on e-waste, ELV and waste packaging management of Vietnam (2)

Q&A on the proposed EPR system

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On June 16, 2021, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), held a webinar on hearing comments for …

Brief report: Public consultation for new regulations on e-waste, ELV and packaging waste management of Vietnam (1)

Overview of the proposed EPR system

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On June 16, 2021, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), held a webinar on hearing comments for …

Indonesia sets new rules of products labelling

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On April 1, 2021, “the Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 25 of 2021 on determining products required to use or display Indonesian language labels” was enacted in Indonesia. …

Thailand drafted industrial standard to implement RoHS2

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Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) opened a draft industrial standard “TIS 2368–25XX Electrical And Electronic Equipment That May Contain Hazadous Substances : Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Hazardous Substances” …