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SINGAPORE ROHS COMPLIANCE

Do you export electrical or electronic products to Singapore? Singapore RoHS may then apply, according to Order 2016, which came into force on June 1st, 2017. Order 2016 amends the Environmental Protection and Management Act of the Republic of Singapore and has given birth to the Singapore RoHS.

The Similarity between the Singapore and EU RoHS

Also called SG-RoHS, Singapore RoHS bears a resemblance to the EU RoHS one:

Singapore RoHS
  • They both share the objective to reduce the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE);
 
  • They restrict the use of 4 heavy metals (hexavalent chromium, lead, cadmium, mercury, and their compounds), as well as Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs);
 
  • These substances should not exceed a concentration of 0.1 % w/w at the homogeneous material level, except for cadmium, which is at 0.01 % w/w at the homogeneous material level;
  • They both require that a technical file is produced, following the EN 50581 / IEC 63000 documentary approach for the demonstration of compliance. The Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) is entitled to request the technical file and the corresponding manufacturer’s declaration of conformity;

 

  • In both laws, batteries are out of the RoHS scope and regulated separately.

SG-ROHS VS EU RoHS

Despite the links between the two regulations, we can find notable differences:
EU RoHS SG-RoHS
Scope Very broad: Most electrical and electronic equipment PC computers Flat-panel televisions Cell phones Air conditioners Washing machines Refrigerators
Restricted Phthalates Substances 4 phthalates: BBP, DBP, DEHP, and DIBP No restricted phthalates
Label CE marking No Marking

How to Comply with Singapore RoHS

Just like EU RoHS, Enviropass recommends you to build a robust technical file, based on the IEC 63000 standard.

If your company exports non-RoHS compliant EEE from Singapore, then it must specifically ask an authorization letter to the Singapore NEA.

Not sure how to address your Singapore RoHS requirements? Don’t hesitate to contact Enviropass.