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Oman Is About to Implement New RoHS Requirements


The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Oman is going to implement new Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) requirements. The implementation of the new rules is planned for the end of June, 2020.

Thus, new radio and telecommunications terminal equipment that is subject to the type approval procedure will also have to show its compliance with RoHS requirements. The RoHS requirements are based on the EU Directive 2017/2102 that amends Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

RoHS restricted substances and their maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials include:

  • cadmium (0.01%);

  • lead (0.1%);

  • mercury (0.1%);

  • hexavalent chromium (0.1%);

  • polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1%);

  • polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1%);

  • bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0.1%);

  • butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0.1%);

  • dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0.1%); and

  • diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0.1%).

The application of the RoHS requirements is aimed to reduce hazardous materials in electronics and help partially resolve the global issue of consumer electronics waste. So it is very important to follow the RoHS requirements.

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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