Now, I reckon this is some nine years late!! However, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published its final revision of the Administrative Measures for the Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products, known as China RoHS 2. This will enter into force on 1 July 2016. China RoHS 2 will expand product scope from the original electronic information products (EIP) to electrical and electronic products and align more closely with RoHS in Europe. However, the catalogue of electrical and electronic products subject to compliance management and mandatory assessment has not been published yet. China RoHS 2 follows EU RoHS 2 by restricting the same six hazardous substances and using the identical maximum concentration values. At present the limits only apply to products listed in the catalogue of electrical and electronic products and that are subject to compliance management. It should be noted that EU RoHS compliance is not equal to China RoHS compliance. An example would be in the case of exemptions. There are many products that qualify for an EU exemption that would not be exempt under China RoHS. Markings are different under China and there is also the environmentally friendly use period that differentiates it from Europe.