New RoHS requirements in Ukraine

August 22, 2017

 

The new Technical Regulation "On the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment" (RoHS) will come in force in the Ukraine starting from the September 22nd, 2017.

The Technical Regulations is harmonized with the European Directive 2011/65/EU.

 

The scope of electrical and electronic equipment subject to RoHS requirements in Ukraine includes the following types of equipment:  

 

  1. Large household appliances;  

  2. Small household appliances;

  3. IT and telecommunications equipment;

  4. Consumer electronics;  

  5. Lighting equipment;

  6. Electric or electronic tools;

  7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment;

  8. Medical products (including medical products for diagnostics in vitro);

  9. Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments;

  10. Automatic dispensers;

  11. Other electrical and electronic equipment not covered by any of the categories above.

 

This Regulations doesn’t apply to:

 

  1. Equipment which is necessary for the protection of the essential interests of the national security, including arms, munitions and war material intended for specifically military purposes;

  2. Equipment designed to be sent into space;

  3. Equipment which is specifically designed, and is to be installed, as part of another type of equipment that is excluded or does not fall within the scope of this Technical Regulation, which can fulfil its function only if it is part of that equipment, and which can be replaced only by the same specifically designed equipment;

  4. Large-scale stationary industrial tools;

  5. Large-scale fixed installations;

  6. Means of transport for persons or goods, excluding electric two-wheel vehicles which are not type-approved;

  7. Non-road mobile machinery made available exclusively for professional use;

  8. Active implantable medical devices;

  9. Photovoltaic panels intended to be used in a system that is designed, assembled and installed by professionals for permanent use at a defined location to produce energy from solar light for public, commercial, industrial and residential applications;

  10. Equipment specifically designed solely for the purposes of research and development only made available on a business-to-business basis;

  11. Chemical sources of electric current that are used in electrical and electronic equipment;

  12. Medical devices and monitoring and control instruments which are placed on the market before 1st January 2018, in vitro diagnostic medical devices which are placed on the market from 22 July 2018;

  13. Cables or spare parts for the repair, the reuse, the updating of functionalities or upgrading of capacity of the following:

  1. Categories 1 to 7, 10 of electrical and electronic equipment from the scope of use;

  2. Medical devices and monitoring and control instruments which are placed on the market before 1st January 2018;

  3. In vitro diagnostic medical devices which are placed on the market from 22 July 2018.

14. Reused spare parts, recovered from electrical and electronic equipment placed on           the market before 1 January 2011 and used in equipment placed on the market by 1         January 2016, provided that reuse takes place in auditable closed-loop business-to-         business return systems, and that the reuse of parts is notified to the consumer.

 

Restricted substances and maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials are identical to European Directive 2011/65/EU.

 

Conformity assessment procedure according to module A (internal production control procedure) is used to confirm the compliance of the product to this Technical Regulation. If the compliance of the product is demonstrated by the Conformity assessment procedure according to module A, national declaration of conformity must be accepted by the manufacturer (its local representative in Ukraine) and national conformity mark (UA TR mark) should be applied.

 

In case when other technical regulations are applicable to the electrical and electronic equipment and require the application of a conformity assessment procedure which is at least as stringent, the compliance with the requirements of this Regulation regarding the Restricted substances may be demonstrated within the context of that procedure. A single technical documentation can be drawn up.

 

 

Conclusion:

 

  1. New Technical Regulation on RoHS in Ukraine is equal to the European Directive 2011/65/EU, apart from items 11 to 14 of the products that are out of the scope of the Technical Regulation.

  2. Starting from September 22nd, 2017 it will be necessary to accept National UA DoC in Ukrainian and affix conformity mark to the product or to draw up a single technical documentation to put electrical and electronic equipment on the market of Ukraine.

 

Information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

 

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