EAC Certification of Electrical Equipment in Russia and EAEU

September 3, 2019

 

The Eurasian Customs Union (currently, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)) was established in 1995 when three former soviet countries: Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan signed the Treaty on the Customs Union and common economic space. The main aim of the organization was to create a single market for goods, services, capital, and labor thus removing most trade barriers between the members. Later, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan joined the Union as well.  

 

In 2011, it became obvious that the development of the Eurasian Customs Union and common economic space should lead to the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) with a different level of the regulatory framework. In 2014, the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union was signed and became effective from January 2015.

 

However,  from 2011, they started establishing technical regulations in order to implement the provisions on common principles and rules in the member states. Categories of products subject to the technical regulations were chosen from the previously established Unified List of products subject to Mandatory Conformity Assessment. Today, 44 Technical Regulations are valid in the EAEU for different kinds of products and 5 EAEU TRs have been developed but not come into force yet.

 

In this article, let’s have a closer look at the RoHS approval in the EAEU. 

RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. In the EAEU, there is Technical regulations 037/2016 “On Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products” that bans the use of such substances as: 

 

  • Lead

  • Mercury

  • Cadmium 

  • Hexavalent chromium

  • Polybrominated biphenyls

  • Polybrominated diphenyl

 

It is so important to check the compliance of RoHS in the product as all of us know that these restricted substances pollute the environment and landfill. They are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling as well.

 

Up to March 2020, it is not mandatory to meet the requirements of EAEU TR 037/2016 to get access to the EAEU market. However, GMA Consult Group informs you that after March 1, 2020 the EAEU TR 037/2016 becomes mandatory and all electrical and electronic products that have got to the market prior to this date as well as new ones that are subject to the technical regulations 037/2016 “On Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products” must be compliant with the EAEU TR 037/2016. 

 

Please, note that to supply and sell electrical and electronic products on the EAEU market, you need to know, which technical regulations your product should meet to understand the ways of conformity compliance procedures and how to meet them. GMA Consult Group is the expert in the field of conformity assessment procedures within EAEU regulations and is ready to assist in getting all the required conformity documents within EAEU in a rapid and transparent way. Regardless of the fact that RoHS requirements become mandatory only from March 2020, GMA Consult Group is now ready to offer the complete RoHS Compliance service and helps you to avoid problems in the near future.

The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team. 

 

GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Consult Group can help your company speed up the access to any market with almost zero efforts from your side.

 

Need your own guide to the world of certification and approvals? Don't hesitate to contact us via info@gma.trade.

 

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