Mandatory RoHS Requirements Become Effective in Eurasian Economic Union
08/05/2020

Mandatory Eurasian Economic Union restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) requirements became effective on March 1, 2020.

Online PR News – 05-August-2020 – Geneva, Switzerland – Since March 1, 2020, it has been mandatory for electrical and radioelectronic products being marketed within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to conform to the region’s new RoHS requirements.

The EAEU’s Technical Regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 – Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union on Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Radioelectronic Products (EAEU RoHS) – was adopted in 2016 by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EAC). The requirements were given a two-year transition period, which began on March 1, 2018.

EAEU RoHS applies to twelve categories of products:

1. Electrical apparatus and appliances for household use
2. Electronic computers and devices connected to them, including their combinations
3. Telecommunication facilities (terminal telecommunication devices)
4. Copiers and other electrical office equipment
5. Electrified tools (manual machines and portable electrics)
6. Sources of light and lighting equipment, including equipment built into furniture
7. Electro-musical tools
8. Game and automatic trading machines
9. Cash registers, ticket printing machines, ID card readers, ATMs, information kiosks
10. Cables, wires and cords intended for use with a rated voltage not exceeding 500 V AC and / or DC, except for fiber optic cables
11. Automatic switches and residual current devices
12. Fire-security detectors

After March 1, 2020, products in these categories must undergo conformity assurance procedures to prove they are compliant with hazardous substance requirements. They must also carry an officially registered EAC Declaration of Conformity.

EAEU RoHS currently covers six restricted substances:
• Lead (Pb)
• Cadmium (Cd)
• Mercury (Hg)
• Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI))
• Poly-brominated biphenyl (PBB)
• Poly-brominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

The limit for these substances is 0.1%, with the exception of Cd, which is 0.01%.

Only when an electrical or radioelectronic product has passed these conformity assessment procedures, and it has been demonstrated that the product also complies with other technical regulations covering safety, EMC, etc., can the product be offered for sale in the five countries of the EAEU. These are:
• Armenia
• Belarus
• Kazakhstan
• Kyrgyzstan
• Russia

Products that have passed these requirements can now use the EAC mark, similar to the EU’s CE mark.

Stakeholders are now advised to ensure their products comply with the latest EAEU RoHS requirements.

SGS RoHS Services
Through a global network of laboratories and our requirements experts, SGS offers advisory services on requirements and compliance solutions to support companies affected by this Directive, be it for their conformity assessment or risk management in the supply chain. SGS offers RoHS testing services in laboratories accredited for the international standards applicable to these requirements and SGS RoHS Certification which is a voluntary product certification scheme. Learn more about SGS’s RoHS Services [http://www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail/electrical-and-electronics/audio-video-and-household-appliances/rohs]

For further information contact:

Ethan Zhang
Technical Supervisor, EET RSTS
Tel: (86) 574 8776 7006 ext. 6007
Email: crs.media@sgs.com

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