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Vietnam (MOIT) - RoHS Type Approval for Electrical Products

September, 2022

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) of Vietnam has published a Draft Circular on National Technical Regulation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

The Appendix of the Draft Circular lists several categories of electrical and electronic appliances subject to RoHS type approval which includes:

IT and Telecommunications Equipment:

  • Mainframes

  • Minicomputers

  • Printers and Printing Equipment

  • Personal and Laptop Computers (including CPU, Mouse, Monitor, and Keyboard)

  • Notebook Computers

  • Notepad Calculators

  • Copying Devices

  • Electrical and Electronic Typewriters

  • Pocket and Desktop computers and other devices for collecting, storing, processing, presenting or communicating information by electronic means

  • Fax Machines

  • Telex

  • Cellular Phones

  • Telephones

  • Answering systems and devices that transmit sound, images, or other information by telecommunications

Monitoring Instruments

  • Smoke Detector

  • Heating Regulator

  • Thermostat

  • Other monitoring and control tools used in industrial installations (such as those used in control panels)

The Draft Circular will come into effect on January 1, 2026.

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