Mandatory RoHS Requirements Become Effective in Eurasian Economic Union

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,

EAEU RoHS applies to twelve categories of

  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
  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

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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

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Hexavalent
    chromium (Cr(VI))
  • Poly-brominated
    biphenyl (PBB)
  • Poly-brominated
    diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

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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

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

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.

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For further information contact:

Ethan Zhang
Technical Supervisor, EET RSTS
Tel: (86) 574 8776 7006 ext. 6007



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