Singapore Adopts RoHS

Singapore’s 2002 Environmental Protection and Management Act has been amended to include Restrictions of Hazardous Substances. The amendment was initially proposed over a year ago by Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA).

The restrictions affect electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) as specified by the amendment. The hazardous substances and threshold for compliance reflect the same substances and thresholds in EU RoHS. For reference, the substances are:

  • Cadmium – 0.01%
  • Hexavalent Chromium – 0.1%
  • Lead – 0.1%
  • Mercury – 0.1%
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) – 0.1%
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) – 0.1%

Similarly, NEA has adopted all of the EU RoHS Substance Application Exemptions.

Current scope of the amendment is limited to 6 categories of EEE (mobile phones, mobile computers, refrigerators, air conditioners, panel TVs and washing machines). These 6 EEE are restricted to finished EEE that are meant for local sale to consumers. EEE designed solely for specialized/industrialized uses are excluded under the control.

The amendment as Singapore RoHS enters into force on June 1, 2017.

Environmental regulation, including RoHS, REACH and Conflict Minerals, continues to expand in scope and breadth, both covering new substances, thresholds and requirements, but also new and emerging markets.

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