On March 12th 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issues "The Standard Management Catalogue of Limiting the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) (first batch)" (《电器电子产品有害物质限制使用达标管理目录（第一批）》) and "the Exemption List to the Use of Restricted Substances in the Standard Management Catalogue" (《达标管理目录限用物质应用例外清单》). These two standards shall come into force one year after the date of announcement.
“The Standard Management Catalogue of Limiting the Use of Hazardous Substances in EEE” describes the definition of scope and application of twelve products: Refrigerators, Televisions, washing machines, air conditioners, water heaters, printers, photocopiers, fax machines, monitors, microcomputers, mobile handsets and telephone handsets.
The content of Lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in those products shall be in accordance with the limit standards of the use of hazardous substances in EEE. Meanwhile, the product should be included in the Conformity Assessment System of Limiting of the Use of Hazardous Substances in EEE.
The products listed in "the Exemption List to the Use of Restricted Substances in the Standard Management Catalogue" should fulfill obligations in accordance with the special restrictions indicated in the exemption list.