The European Union's Energy-using Products legislation, to be enforced by each of the European Union member countries starting August 1, is reportedly forcing Fujian's electronics sector to increase costs.
Statistics from Fujian Customs listed in local media show the EU is the second largest trade partner for Fujian Province, and in the first half of this year Fujian's trade volume with EU reached US$4.69 billion, an increase of 24.8% compared with the same period of last year. Of that total, US$1.07 billion was from electrical and electronic product exports, which also doubled from the same period last year.
A representative from Fujian Customs has told local media that the implementation of EuP will on the one hand advance the access threshold for electrical and electronic products to enter the EU countries and on the other hand increase enterprises' operational costs.
EuP has strict requirement on products' design, product quality, maintenance, and disposability. Each piece of a product must reach the respective standard before it can be put into sale in the EU market.