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 the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
Its main differences from the existing Vietnamese RoHS regulation (Circular 30/2011/TT-BCT) are that 1) four new phthalates would be added to the restricted substances, 2) new product categories would be added, 3) the submission of a declaration of conformity to the authority would be required and 4) the display of a conformity logo would be required.
The draft regulation is planned to take effect Jan. 1, 2026, replacing the above-mentioned existing one. It is open to comments until Oct. 17, 2022.
Restricted hazardous substances
Based on the European Union Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863, the proposed regulation would add four phthalates to the restricted hazardous substances, which would result in the following list of 10 restricted items (concentration limits are shown in parentheses):