On June 29, 2024, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (National Standardization Administration) published Announcement (No. 14 of 2024) approving release of 109 national standards and 4 national standard amendments. Among them, No. 1 Amendment to the China RoHS limited requirement standard GB/T 26572-2011 “Requirements of concentration limits for certain restricted substances in electrical and electronic products” was officially released. This amendment adds the new restriction of four phthalates in electrical and electronic products: dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (BEHP), and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), bringing the total number of restricted substances to ten under GB/T 26572. This amendment will take effect on January 1, 2026.

Announcement (No. 14 of 2024) also approved the release of GB/T 39560.12-2024 “Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products-Part 12: Simultaneous determination of polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and phthalates in polymers by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry”. This standard will take effect on October 1, 2024.

CMA Testing has the testing capability for ten restricted substances in No. 1 Amendment of GB/T 26572-2011. At the same time, we also remind related companies to pay attention to the dynamics of regulations and standards in a timely manner and make necessary preparations in advance to avoid non-compliance.

The details of the announcement (Chinese version only):https://std.sacinfo.org.cn/gnoc/queryInfo?id=E2F76A3B449808FD198E132C41ADD96E