Regulatory Overview: How To Sell A Cell Phone [Infographic]

Regulatory Overview: How To Sell A Cell Phone [Infographic]

There are an estimated 4.5 billion cell phones in the world today.

Just about everyone you meet has one, and there is a good chance you’re using one right now to read this blog post. But before a cell phone gets from the design room to production and then into your hands, it has to go through a myriad of regulatory checks. From ethical sourcing to restricted substance regulations, cell phones must be certified through a number of programs depending on the market in which they will be sold.

We all know the big ones: conflict minerals (Dodd-Frank Act); Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH); and the Registration of Hazardous Substance Directive (RoHS). But when it come to cell phones, those are just the tip of the iceberg.

To help provide a holistic picture of how cell phones are regulated by region, we’ve designed an easy-to-read infographic. You can download the infographic here.


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Download the infographic.

To review any of the highlighted regulations, or to review which regulations affect your company’s products, contact our regulatory experts at

To read more about conflict minerals, click here.

For more information on REACH and substances of very high concern, click here.