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WEEE + RoHS Guide

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU)

This directive regulates reuse and recycling of electric and electronic equipments in EU-countries. It demands a selective treatment of end-of-life equipment with certain critical substances that are mentioned in the directive.

All products falling under this directive must bear a WEEE-mark starting from August 2005. Click to view WEEE-directive.

The WEEE-mark:

The WEEE-mark should be printed on the rating label together with other required markings such as CE, model number, brand name etc. It must be visible, durable and have minimum height of 7mm. If any product does not provide enough space for these imprints then the WEEE-mark must be printed on the manual and packing.

For more information about the WEEE Directive - especially the list of products which are covered by this directive, it can be downloaded here WEEE.pdf.

Since the directives also required to print the manufacturer/importer name in connection with the WEEE-mark, CEI-HK has announced new requirement for WEEE-marking on July 26 2006. In the new requirement the manufacturer/importer name on the WEEE-mark will depend on the packing which is used for the particular product.

Suppliers should follow this new requirement, as of Aug 1, 2006. For any questions about this new requirement, supplier should contact the CEI-QA-Department per email: or telephone : (852) 2559 6328.

Directive of Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (ROHS Directive 2011/65/EU), amended with Directive (EU) 2015/863

This directive simply restricts the use of 6 hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment put on the market from July 2006 onwards and four Phthalates Added to the List of Restricted Substances from July 2019 onwards. These substances are

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent chromium [Cr (VI)]
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

We ask our business partners (manufacturers) to comply with this directive by issuing a written statement to us where they confirm not using these substances in their products.

Supplier Declaration Duty

For each new product offered to CEI-HK, supplier has to submit the RoHS REACH Declaration Letter. >> Click here to download letter.

The RoHS REACH Declaration Letter has to be signed, chopped and returned to the Merchandiser of CEI HK in order to finalize the offer.

Without this declaration the offer will not be valid and cannot be processed further.

More information about RoHS can be downloaded as attached

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