Singapore implements RoHS Requirements
Based on the Environmental Protection and Management Act Order 2016 (issued by the Ministry for the Environment & Water Resources - MEWR), restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in certain categories of electrical and electronic equipment is implemented in Singapore from 1 June this year.
The equipment categories so far included are: Mobile phones, Portable computers, Panel TVs, Refrigerators, Air conditioners and Washing machines.
The concerned substances and concentration limits are the same as in the original European RoHS Directive,
The concerned substances and maximum concentration limits are the same as in the original European RoHS Directive, i.e. Cadmium (0.01%), Hexavalent chromium (0.1%), Lead (0.1%), Mercury (0.1%), Poly-brominated biphenyls (0.1%), Poly-brominated diphenyl ethers (0.1%).
The European standard EN 50581:2012 (‘Technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances’) may be used for demonstrating compliance with the NEA’s requirements. There is for the time being no marking requirement.
More information is available here and by contacting JonIvar.Tidemann@nemko.com