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Research by Country/Region January 19, 2018  
Japan "J-MOSS" Marking for Reporting RoHS Substances in PCs, TVs, Copiers, and Certain Home Appliances

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The Japanese Industrial Standard for marking products indicating presence or non-presence of the substances regulated under the European Union's (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) has been translated into English and can be ordered from the Japanese Standards Association (JSA) website: JIS C 0950 (or J-MOSS) Standard. Unlike RoHS, this is not a ban of the substances. A pamphlet on the marking standard is linked to here.

Japan submitted notification of an amendment to its
Law for the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources in late January. PCs (including displays), television sets, copiers, and certain home appliances (unit-type air conditioners, microwave ovens, clothes driers, refrigerators and electric washing machines) will be subject to management, labeling, and information provision requirements for six specific chemical substances (the 6 RoHS substances): mercury, cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium, and the flame retardants PBB and PBDE. A summary of the notification can be found here.

Japan Environment Policy, general information here

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