J-Moss@(Japanese RoHS)

 

August 2008

 

 

The name J-Moss is a combination of initial of gJapanh and an acronym of JIS C 0950 title gThe marking for presence of the specific chemical substances for electrical and electronic equipment.h

 

JIS C 0950 is a Japanese Industrial Standard specifying the rules about "marking for presence" of 6 specific chemical substances for the 7 specific electrical and electronic products. The JIS is quoted in the ministry ordinance of the Japanese Recycling Law (the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources) as a method of marking, and then its requirement is mandatory for the designated 7 products.

 

The JIS C 0950 was originally issued in 2005, and was revised in January 2008.  The following is the information about the law and new JIS.

 

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1.  Japanese Recycling Law and JIS C 0950

 

The Japanese Recycling Law (the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources) obliges manufacturers and importers of the following 7 products in Japan to make "marking for presence" about 6 substances:

 

[Who is obliged to make gmarking for presenceh? ] 

   Manufacturers and importers of the following seven products in Japan.

 

[Scope of products]

Personal computers

Unit-type air conditioners

Television sets

Refrigerators

Washing machines

Clothes dryers

Microwaves

 

[Specific chemical substances]

Lead

Mercury

Cadmium

Hexavalent chromium

Polybrominated biphenyl

Polybrominated diphenyl ether

 

[Target value]

   See Annex A of the JIS C 0950: 2008

 

[Exemption from content mark]

   See Annex B of the JIS C 0950: 2008

   

[Methods for "marking for presence"]

See the JIS C 0950: 2008 for details. Summary is as follows:

 

1) To place the "content mark (orange mark)h on the product, packaging and catalogues,

and

2) To describe the presence condition of 6 substances on the website in Japanese so that

consumers and recyclers can access and understand easily.  Also, its URL should be

described in catalogues.

 

Please check if you fall under any of the following cases, and refer to the JIS so that you can comply with the Japanese law.  When you use the gJ-Moss Green markh voluntarily, please refer to the gJ-Moss Green mark Guidelineh which is issued by three Japanese industry associations*.                       

* three associationsF Please see g2. How to obtain JIS and Guidelineh

  

 

Condition

Reference

a)

Some of the 6 substances are over the target value :

 

à  You are required to describe the presence

condition of 6 substances on the website in

Japanese in accordance with JIS.

You are also required to describe its URL in

catalogues.      <mandatory by law>

 

à  You are required to place the "content mark

(orange mark)h on the product, packaging

and catalogues.  <mandatory by law>

 

 

 

 

JIS C 0950: 2008

  à 2. How to obtain JIS

 

 

 

 

JIS C 0950: 2008

  à 2. How to obtain JIS

  à 3. How to obtain electronic

data of each mark

b)

Some of the 6 substances are over the target value but it falls under the gexemptionsh which are listed in the Annex B of JIS C 0950:2008

 

à  You are required to describe the presence

condition of 6 substances on the website in

Japanese in accordance with JIS.

You are also required to describe its URL in

catalogues.      <mandatory by law>

 

à  You do not need to place the "content mark

(orange mark)h on the products, etc.

 

à  You can place the J-Moss Green mark on the

products and/or packaging and/or catalogues

voluntarily. 

     

 

 

 

 

 

JIS C 0950: 2008

  à 2. How to obtain JIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J-Moss Green mark Guideline

à 2. How to obtain Guideline

à 3. How to obtain electronic

data of each mark

c)

None of the 6 substances is over the target value  (whether or not it falls under the "exemptions")

 

à  You do not need to describe the presence

condition of 6 substances on the website.

 

à  You do not need to place the "content mark

(orange mark)h on the products, etc.

  

à  You can place the J-Moss Green mark on the

products and/or packaging and/or catalogues

voluntarily. 

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J-Moss Green mark Guideline

à 2. How to obtain Guideline

à 3. How to obtain electronic

data of each mark

 

 

As the presence condition appeared in the website will be utilized by consumers and recyclers in Japan, you are required to describe it in Japanese. You are also required to describe the URL for the presence condition in catalogues in Japanese.  

 

The JIS C 0950 is an industrial standard and is quoted in the ministry ordinance of the Japanese Recycling Law (the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources), and then its requirement is mandatory for the designated 7 products. Regarding the law, please see the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry:

http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/recycle/main/english/index.html

 

 

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2.  How to obtain JIS and Guideline

 

JISC 0950:2008

 

JIS means the gJapanese Industrial Standardh and is issued by JSA (Japanese Standards Association). 

 

The English translation of JIS C 0950:2008 (J-Moss) has been issued by JSA and you can subscribe for it from the following website.

Please click " English JIS Standards Published in March 2008."

http://www.webstore.jsa.or.jp/webstore/Top/indexEn.jsp

 

As to the Japanese version, you can subscribe from the following website.

http://www.webstore.jsa.or.jp/webstore/top/index.jsp

 

You can also browse the Japanese JIS on the following website (you can only look it but can neither print nor download.)  Please search JIS by the No. C 0950.

http://www.jisc.go.jp/app/JPS/JPSO0020.html  (Japanese JIS only)

 

 

J-Moss Green mark Guideline

 

The J-Moss Green mark Guideline is issued by the following three industry associations which cover 7 designated products:

  JEITA  (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association)

  JEMA  (Japan Electrical Manufacturersf Association)

  JRAIA  (Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association)

 

You can make a subscription for the Japanese version from the following URL:

http://www.jeita.or.jp/cgi-bin/public/detail.cgi?id=331&cateid=1

 

As the guideline quotes a fair part of the JIS C 0950, please use it in combination with JIS. 

 

 

Scopes of JIS and Guideline

 

For your reference, please see the scopes of JIS and Guideline. 

 

 

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3.  How to obtain electronic data of each mark

 

Content mark (Orange mark)

You can download the electronic data from here.  It is free of charge.

 

J-Moss Green mark

Please subscribe for the electronic data with this subscription form. 

We will send you the electronic data within few days.  It is free of charge.

 

Notice

As manufacturers and importers of the target products in Japan are obliged to make  

gmarking of presenceh on the website in Japanese, we recommend that you would

collaborate with your Japanese office and/or trading companies.

 

 

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4.  Notice for companies using old J-Moss Green mark

 (Annex D of JIS C 0950:2005)

 

According to the revision of JIS in 2008, the implementation of the J-Moss Green mark has been changed as follows: 

 

(a) The Green mark is not defined in JIS any more.  The old JIS (C 0950:2005) has been

revised in January 2008, and the new JIS (C 0950:2008) does not include the Green mark. 

The newly designed Green mark is defined by the industrial guideline called gJ-Moss

Green mark Guideline.h

 

(b) The newly designed Green mark has been effective since January 21, 2008 on which date

the new JIS and the gJ-Moss Green mark Guidelineh was issued. Scope of the new

Green mark is limited to 7 products which are target products for obligation of

gContent mark (orange mark)h. Products other than the following cannot bear the new Green mark: 

Personal computers

Unit-type air conditioners

Television sets

Refrigerators

Washing machines

Clothes dryers

Microwaves

 

(c) The old Green mark can be used for products which were manufactured or imported

in Japan on or before July 31, 2008. The products other than those mentioned in (b)

which are manufactured or imported in Japan on or after August 1, 2008 can neither bear

old Green mark nor new Green mark. 

 

    

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Contact:  J-Moss administration office

Environmental Affairs Dept. of JEITA

          e-mailF Greenmark@jeita.or.jp