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2019-10-16 short info

RoHS requirements mandatory from March 1, 2020 in the EAEU

Electrotechnical products marketed in the EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union of the countries of Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan) require a confirmation of conformity from March 1, 2020. This means that manufacturers have to prove that their products comply with the Technical Regulations “EAEU TR 037/2016” for the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrotechnical and radioelectronic products. 


Iryna Schäfer

The EAEU TR 037/2916 limits the content of the following six substances in electrotechnical and electronic products:

  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Hexavalent chrome
  • Polybrominated biphenyl
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ether

In general, the cadmium concentration in homogeneous materials used in electrotechnical and radioelectronic products must not exceed 0.01% by weight. The other five substances must not exceed 0.1% by weight.

The enforcement of the Technical Regulations protects the life and health of people and the environment. Consumers and users can also no longer be misled with regard to the content of hazardous substances.

The EAEU TR 037/2016 is harmonized with the technical requirements of the European Union, in particular with Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2). Instead of a simple proof of conformity, such as a manufacturer's declaration, a RoHS test report from a test laboratory must be used as the basis for the confirmation of conformity. This procedure is thus different from what is generally permitted for the European Union.

The EAEU TR 037/2016 is to be used for the following devices:

  • Lighting and office equipment
  • Fire and security detectors
  • Electric musical instruments
  • Power tools
  • Gambling and vending machines
  • Household appliances
  • IT devices
  • Cable products
  • Products that are manufactured and imported in significant quantities
  • Cash registers
  • Protection cutouts
  • Sport and leisure equipment
  • Telecommunications systems 

The VDE Institute carries out corresponding RoHS tests and obtains the proof of conformity of the EAEU. Contact us to receive your non-binding offer.

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