Implementation of RoHS Requirements in EAEU
In 2016, The Eurasian Economic Commission adopted the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Technical Regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 (hereinafter referred to as EAEU RoHS).
Starting from Mar 1, 2018, the Regulation has a transition period of two years and will become mandatory from Mar 1, 2020, from which date the electronic products marketed in the EAEU (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia) must undergo conformity assurance procedures to prove their compliance with the restriction of hazardous substances and acquire the officially registered Declaration of Compliance (DoC).
There are currently six restricted substances including Pb / Cd / Hg / Cr (VI) / PBB / PBDE. Except for the limit of Cd, which is 0.01%, the limit for all other substances is 0.1%.
Besides the limit requirements for hazardous substances, only when the electrical and radio-electronic products have passed the conformity assessment procedures and comply with other technical regulations requirements applicable to these products (e.g. safety, EMC, etc.) can they be placed on the market and use the EAC mark. The EAC mark provides the safe access to EAEU market for the product, which is similar to the EU CE mark.
There’s a slight difference from the those of EU RoHS where EAEU applies to 12 categories of electrical and radio-electronic products.
|PRODUCT CATEGORIES INVOLVED|
|Electrical devices and household appliances, including cooking, kitchen, refrigerating and laundry appliances; devices for maintaining and controlling indoor climate and for sanitary use; power supply units, chargers and voltage regulators; gardening tools; devices for aquariums and garden ponds; electrical pumps.||Light sources and lighting equipment, including equipment that can be built into furniture: general purpose lamps (incandescent, fluorescent, LED); general purpose (fixed and portable) and ground-recessed luminaires; floodlights; household fairy lights (including Christmas lights)|
|Information technology equipment||Leisure and sport equipment, vending machines|
|Telecommunications devices||Cash registers, ticket machines, ID card readers, ATMs, information kiosks|
|Office equipment||Cables, wires and cords|
|Electrical tools (hand-held and portable electric machines)||Automatic switches and residual current circuit breakers|
|Electric musical instruments||Fire, security and fire alarm detectors|
SGS has partnered with a Russian local representative to offer EAEU RoHS compliance solution to our client. Client can choose whether to use our local representative as the license holder or use their own company as the license holder for the registration. Our local representative would then issue an EAEU RoHS DOC after all the documents are approved.
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