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Alibaba International Station releases compliance requirements for batteries sold to the EU Release Time:2024-01-19

On January 9, 2024, Alibaba International Station issued a new announcement "About Compliance Requirements for Battery Sales to the EU". The announcement content is as follows:

According to the requirements of relevant EU laws, regulations and directives, battery products sold to the EU market must meet the requirements of a series of laws, regulations and directives such as safety and environmental protection. Alibaba International Station requires merchants that battery products sold to the EU must ensure that the relevant products comply with the compliance requirements of EU laws, regulations and related directives. 


Compliance requirements


Compliance requirements

European Union

Compliance certification materials

Electrical Safety Requirements (LVD)

Regardless of whether they contain protection circuitry, lithium batteries need to meet safety testing requirements

Test report or certification certificate

Electromagnetic compatibility requirements (EMC)

For lithium batteries containing protection circuits, they need to comply with EMC testing requirements.

Test report or certification certificate

Chemical requirements, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

Lithium batteries that contain protection circuits need to comply with RoHS technical requirements. Lithium batteries that do not contain protection circuits are not within the scope of RoHS management.

Test report or certification certificate

The EU Battery Directive considers the control of lead, mercury and other toxic and harmful substances contained in batteries.

Detection and control of toxic and harmful substances such as lead and mercury contained in batteries.

Test report or certification certificate

Chemical requirements, REACH directive

It complies with the relevant requirements of the EU REACH directive, mainly for substances of very high concern (SVHC) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS). If the content exceeds the allowable limit, SCIP registration declaration is required in the EU.

Test report or certification certificate

Environmental protection and recycling requirements, WEEE directive

For lithium batteries containing protection circuits, the protection circuits need to comply with the material recycling rate requirements of the EU WEEE directive.

Test report or certification certificate

Packaging waste requirements, Packaging & Waste Directive

Comply with the EU Packaging and Waste Directive's toxic and hazardous substance content requirements for packaged products.

Test report or certification certificate

Dangerous goods transportation requirements

According to the United Nations Manual of Experiments and Standards for the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Part 3, Section 38.3 (UN38.3), products containing batteries need to comply with the technical requirements of UN38.3.

For products transported by sea or land, reports issued by laboratories with ILAC qualifications can be accepted. For products transported by air, the laboratory needs to be accredited by IATA and ICAO.

testing report


Other restrictions

Name of substance or group of substances

Restriction details


CAS number : 7439-97-6

EC number : 231-106-7 and its compounds

The battery must not contain more than 0.0005% mercury by weight (expressed as metallic mercury), regardless of whether the battery is installed in an appliance, light transport vehicle or other vehicle.


CAS number: 7440-43-9

EC number : 231-152-8 and its compounds

Portable batteries, whether or not installed in appliances, light conveyances, or other vehicles, shall not contain more than 0.002% cadmium by weight (expressed as cadmium metal).


CAS number: 7439-92-1

EC number : 231-100-4 and its compounds

1. From August 18, 2024, the lead content in device batteries shall not exceed 0.01% by weight (expressed as metallic lead), regardless of whether the battery is installed in the device. 2. Until August 18, 2028, the restrictions in Article 1 do not apply to portable zinc-air button cells.


Impact on sellers

1. Merchants selling battery products to the EU market through the Alibaba International Station platform must submit a true and valid CE qualification certificate to the platform. The certificate must be associated with the corresponding product. Alibaba International Station reserves the right to verify the authenticity of the certificate with the issuing agency. and validity rights.

2. Other test reports or certificates (such as Reach, RoHs, UN38.3) are provided on a voluntary basis. If the platform needs it, merchants need to cooperate and provide relevant qualification certificates for sales to the EU at any time.

3. After obtaining the corresponding EU qualifications, merchants must abide by the relevant EU laws, regulations and directives, and label in compliance, including but not limited to printing CE, product name, model and other compliance information on the packaging (if applicable).


AGC reminder

Merchants are responsible for complying with any applicable laws, regulations and regulatory policies of their own country and the country of sales destination. Alibaba International Station will check the compliance of merchants’ products and transactions through irregular inspections and other methods. If any violation involving the above-mentioned products with safety risks is discovered, the platform will, depending on the severity of the violation, take measures against merchant members in accordance with the platform rules, including but not limited to restricting the sale of all goods to a certain destination country, removing goods from the shelves, deleting goods, and Punishments such as point deductions, store points deductions, restrictions on stores using website product functions, account closure, etc.

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