KOREA: RoHS changes planned

For January 1, 2021

In a WTO notification dated August 5, 2020, the Korean Ministry of Environment announced that 23 new products would be included in the scope of the so-called K-RoHS, including dehumidifiers, toasters, electric kettles, electric water heaters, electric frying pans, hair dryers, surveillance cameras, video game consoles (excluding handheld game consoles), wired and wireless routers. 4 substances (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP) are to be added to the list of hazardous substances in order to bring them in line with the European Directive 2015/862/EU. 

In addition, military equipment, large industrial fixed installations, large fixed installations and medical equipment will be added to the product groups exempted from restrictions and recycling and take-back obligations. Enforcement of the new provisions is scheduled for 1 January 2021.

If you need advice in this regard, please contact us! Our experts will be happy to assist you in word and deed.

Published on 22.09.2020
Category: Fokus Industry, Fokus Consumer Goods & Retail, Fokus Electrical and Electronics, Fokus Wireless, Compliance, Globalnorm

Breaking News in Standards and Product Compliance

The world of standards and market authorization requirements may turn slowly, but it does turn.  Regular updates, revisions and reforms prove it.  We'll keep you posted!

And in other news, here's the latest on Standards and Product Compliance
New Release: Practical Guide Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

New specialized book by Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Loerzer

Read more

Donate instead of sending - also in 2020

Christmas tradition continues

Read more

World Standards Day 2020 on October 14

This year's motto: Protecting the planet with standards.

Read more

Further standards for the low voltage directive listed in OJEU

Standards bottleneck is reduced

Read more

Published lists of standards for CE marking

For the 1st quarter 2021

Read more

New version of the EMC standard for short range devices: ETSI EN 301 489-3 V2.1.2

With significant changes

Read more

The new market surveillance law of june 9, 2021

Changed product responsibility for economic operators

Read more

The draft EU machinery regulation

Challenges for machine manufacturers

Read more

CHINA: Long-term standardization strategy to become the world leader in technology

"China Standards 2035"

Read more


In accordance with the EU ePrivacy (Cookie) Directive (2009/136/EG), we would like to inform you that our website uses cookies. By using our website, you accept and agree to our Privacy policy. Please view our Privacy policy to find out what cookies we use and how to disable them.