ROHS Compliance Testing


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What is the RoHS 2 compliance Directive?

The EU RoHS 2 directive was introduced in 2013 and restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic equipment. RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU) extended the original RoHS 2002/95/EC regulations, which were introduced in 2002, and introduced five key changes for RoHS certification:

  1. Expanded the scope of products
  2. Technical documentation, Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and RoHS CE marking are now mandatory
  3. Manufacturers are also responsible for their supply chain and how they use restricted chemicals
  4. New restricted substances have been included in the list
  5. New exemptions lists have been added

RoHS compliance testing is essential for companies who wish to sell electronic equipment in the EU market, therefore an independentpartner can ensure your products are compliant with the legislation. 

Why is RoHS compliance testing important?

RoHS compliance is essential if you wish to sell any kind of electronic products on the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) market:

  • An RoHS CE mark is a mandatory requirement – it is illegal to sell your product in the EU without this mark
  • An RoHS CE mark gives consumers and regulators confidence that your product is safe - RoHS testing helps you discover problems and avoid fines and expensive product recalls

RoHS Certification Benefits

RoHS certification restricts the use of hazardous substances such as lead, cadmium, and mercury in Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE) within the EU. By getting the mandatory RoHS compliance certificate, your company gets the following benefits:

  1. Improve the reliability and efficiency of your product.
  2. Increase the client’s trust in your product.
  3. Produce products that are safe for use.
  4. Create long-term business relationships with clients in the EU.

TÜV SÜD offers a rapid, transparent RoHS compliance testing process

TÜV SÜD is one of the largest providers of RoHS compliance testing and certification services, with a strong reputation for independence and impartiality. We have extensive experience in certification of electrical safety for electrical equipment, with several world-class testing laboratories.

Our scope of RoHS testing and compliance is widely known, and our certification marks for product tests and certification are instantly recognised and trusted by the authorities. With an international network of laboratories and multidisciplinary experts, we offer a personalised one-stop solution designed to assist you with the complex processes of RoHS CE compliance.

Our experts have extensive knowledge and experience and are fully versed in every aspect of the regulations. Our efficient compliance testing for RoHS standard supports you to confidently take your product to market fast.  


TÜV SÜD provides services for RoHS certification in India for companies that export electrical and electronic devices to the EU. This includes compliance testing services according to the relevant standards to determine the content of hazardous substances in materials. Our testing covers materials, components, parts and finished products: :

  • Guidance on regulation – we advise you on the relevant regulations to your product and necessary steps to compliance
  • CE mark – we provide all guidance on how to apply the CE mark to your product
  • Testing and auditing – we conduct a wide range of tests to identify hazardous substances in your product and your supply chain

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is RoHS certificate?

    RoHS is a product level compliance based on the EU's directive 2002/95/EC, the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS).

    Products compliant with this directive should not exceed the allowable amounts of the following restricted materials: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), with some limited exemptions.

  • What is the purpose of RoHS?

    The purpose of Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is to restrict the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic devices. All electrical and electronic products produced in or exported to the EU must comply with the RoHS standard.

  • Does RoHS apply to plastics?

    Yes, plastics have to be RoHS compliant if they are used inside an electronic or electrical device.

  • What products does RoHS apply to?

    The RoHS Directive applies to products in Categories 1 thru 11 (as per Schedule 1 of the WEEE Directive).  

    The following product categories are impacted under the RoHS Directive:

    • Category 1: Large household items like refrigerators, washers, stoves, air conditioners
    • Category 2: Small household products - vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, coffee makers, irons
    • Category 3: Computing & communications products like computers, printers, copiers, phones, satellite TV, cell tower equipment, antennas 

    There are many other products that are followed till Category 11. 

  • Is RoHs mandatory?

    If you export electrical and electronic goods to the EU, RoHS testing and certification is mandatory. Without a RoHS compliance, you cannot sell products in the EU or those countries which are adapting to the EU-directive.

  • How long is RoHS certificate valid for?

    The RoHS certification is valid for 5-years. However, you may need a re-certification if the product design undergoes significant changes before the end of validity.


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