Ukraine Implements Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations Based on EU RoHS Directive

Top Quote Ukraine amends Technical Regulation Decree No. 1057 with Decree No. 139, for closer harmonization with EU’s RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 23, 2018 - Ukraine has implemented a new set of regulations for the restriction of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The new regulation, published under Decree No. 139, came into effect in September 2017 and seeks to:
    • Increase the scope of EEE regulations to cover products not previously covered
    • Bring closer harmonization with European Union (EU) regulations

    The new Technical Regulation is based on the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU, which restricts ten chemical substances, or group of substances, to the following maximum permissible values of concentration by weight, in homogeneous materials:
    • Lead - 0.1 %
    • Mercury - 0.1 %
    • Cadmium - 0.01 %
    • Chromium (VI) - 0.1 %
    • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) - 0.1 %
    • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) - 0.1 %
    • Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) - 0.1 %
    • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) - 0.1 %
    • Dibutylphthalate (DBP) - 0.1 %
    • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) - 0.1 %

    Ukraine’s new Technical Regulation covers the following eleven categories of EEE:
    1. Large household appliances
    2. Small household appliances
    3. IT and telecommunications equipment
    4. Consumer equipment
    5. Lighting equipment
    6. Electrical and electronic tools
    7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment
    8. Medical devices
    9. Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments
    10. Automatic dispensers
    11. Other EEE not covered in categories 1-10

    Decree No.139 also includes the provision that the restrictions on the use of the four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) in some categories, will not apply before July 22, 2019. In the remaining categories, they will not apply until July 22, 2021.

    Stakeholders should be aware that after September 22, 2017, they are required to complete an RoHS Declaration of Conformity (DoC), prepared in the Ukrainian language, for RoHS compliance inspection when applying for the EMC certification.

    Similar to the EU RoHS Directive, Ukraine’s new Technical Regulation also contains exclusions. These include equipment needed for national security, including weapons and ammunition and materials specially designed for military uses and equipment intended for outer space, etc. Certain applications are also exempt within specific timeframes. An exhaustive list of exclusions and exemptions is contained within Article 4 and Annex 3 of the regulation, respectively.

    Decree No. 139 was published on March 10, 2017, amending the previous Technical Regulation – Decree No. 1057. The original Technical Regulation was introduced in 2008 and covered six hazardous substances – lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) – in eight categories of EEE.

    Stakeholders should now ensure they are compliant with the latest Technical Regulations covering EEE for Ukraine.

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    Tel: +86 21 61405135
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com

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