On June 1, 2016, the Singapore Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) revised the Environmental Protection and Management Act Phase II (Hazardous Substances Control Phase) Act to add restrictions on six hazardous substances in electronic and electrical products (EEE). Singapore RoHS. After a one-year transition period, the decree will take effect on June 1, 2017.
Singapore RoHS restricted substances include cadmium and its compounds, hexavalent chromium, lead and its compounds, mercury and its compounds, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. The scope of control products is narrower than the EU RoHS, including: mobile phones, portable computers, refrigerators, air conditioners, flat-screen TVs, washing machines. Exempted products include batteries and accumulators in electrical and electronic equipment, separately sold components and spare parts, used second-hand electrical and electronic equipment, and packaging of electrical and electronic equipment.
Singapore RoHS requires that products exported to Singapore after June 1, 2017 must meet the requirements of EN 50581: 2012-Technical Documents for the Evaluation of Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Products or other international standards recognized by the NEA (National Environmental Agency). Manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic products (EEE) need to submit RoHS compliance declarations before their products can be distributed in Singapore.
Singapore is an important exporter of China's electronic and electrical products. According to statistics, in 2016 China exported various types of electronic and electrical equipment to Singapore in the amount of nearly 11.07 billion US dollars. In January-February 2017, it has exported more than 1.6 billion US dollars. Once Singapore ’s RoHS is officially implemented, It will have a significant impact on related companies exporting electrical and electronic products to Singapore. The inspection and quarantine department reminds relevant enterprises to accurately understand and master the technical content of Singapore RoHS, and adjust production in time so that when the standard is implemented, it can calmly respond and avoid unnecessary losses.