Will China include medical technology in its hazardous substances legislation?:
This article was originally published in Clinica
China plans to follow the EU's example by banning certain hazardous substances that can harm human health and the environment from electrical and electronic products. The EU's Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (the RoHS Directive) took effect on July 1, but does not yet cover medical equipment in its scope (although a study is currently being conducted to see when this is feasible). China is hoping to introduce legislation next year, and industry will need to follow closely whether its regulations will cover medtech equipment.