The regulations came into force in January

In order to help the majority of enterprises through global goods, GST specifically combed the recent effective regulations.

In 2021, China will still have the world's most complete industrial production system.China's economy will continue to recover in 2021, with annual GDP growth reaching 8.8 percent, according to the KPMG China report.At the same time, 2021 is also the first year of China's 14th five-year Plan. Innovation, safety and environmental protection will be the priorities of China's policies.The Reuters analysis also pointed out that "although it is still uncertain when the epidemic will dissipate, but global demand is still on the road to recovery, looking ahead to 2021, China's strong foreign trade is expected to be high and stable."


In order to help the vast number of enterprises to connect goods worldwide, GST has specially sorted out the recently effective laws and regulations to remind the vast number of enterprises to prepare for and comply with the operation.


1. The European Union has banned the use of TDFAs in spray products.


In 2016, Denmark recommended to the EU that the use of TDFAs be restricted, as the use of spray products containing TDFAs and some organic solvents could pose safety risks to consumers.The regulation was finally adopted in 2019 as Item 73 of Annex 17 to THE REACH regulation and will come into force on 2 January 2021.TDFAs can be used for waterproofing of certain items, including products with absorbent surfaces (i.e., textiles and leather) and non-absorbent surfaces (i.e., tiles and ceramics).According to ECHA estimates, the restrictions could prevent up to 660 lung diseases a year.


2. Update of oeko-TEX standard


The Oeko-Tex Association has recently updated its testing standards, certification and labeling requirements.LEATHER STANDARD by OEKo-Tex ® has updated its tanned LEATHER section which contains no chromium or metal.All the new regulations will finally take effect on April 1, 2021.


3. The application for the extension of nine exemption clauses including RoHS directive "Lead in alloy, lead in high-temperature molten solder, lead in glass and ceramics of components" is under evaluation


On 23 December 2020, the EU launched a public comment on the renewal of nine RoHS exemptions, with interested parties to submit comments by 3 March 2021.The nine RoHS exemptions will expire as early as July 2021, and companies will no longer be able to use them if the public review fails.This shows the importance of the public comment.


4. The ECHA may announce two SVHCS


The ECHA will update the list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) twice a year, in January and June, according to its usual practice.In September 2020, ECHA issued a notice on its official website inviting the public to comment on the two SVHC candidates.If no strong objection emerges during the review process, the two substances will be identified as SVHC.We expect the ECHA to officially announce these two substances as SVHC in January.


GST reminds relevant enterprises to prepare for the update of regulations and timely collect relevant information to meet the latest legal requirements to avoid legal disputes.We have a professional technical team to track the latest development of regulations and standards for you, and help you to develop the most comprehensive and economical test plan.If you have any questions about REACH, RoHS regulations or other product compliance issues, please feel free to contact us.




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