In a nutshell, CAMDS
is the Chinese version of the IMDS. It is a web-based application and holds recycling data for end-of-life vehicles for the Chinese market. It works in a similar way to the IMDS. It aims to ensure that manufacturers, external suppliers, and importers observe the quota for reuse and do not use certain materials or only use them to a limited extent. The goal is to improve recycling rates for Chinese automotive parts. The CAMDS web application works like the IMDS because it can also be used to trace the chemical composition of vehicle components along the entire supply chain. Prohibitions for basic substances and restrictions for lead, mercury, Cr6+ and cadmium are to be observed in the CAMDS system too, as also described in the End-of-life Vehicle Directive ELV Annex II. Where CAMDS is concerned, these can be found in the Chinese standard GB/T 30512-2014. In addition, the Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines
for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains were introduced in December 2015. You can download the English version as a PDF here.