Ukraine Issues Amendments to RoHS Regulation
On June 26, 2019, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers adopted Resolution № 557 to amend Resolution № 139 “Technical Regulations on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment” (also known as Ukrainian RoHS).
The Resolution № 557 entered into force on July 3, 2019.
The key points of the new document include:
1. The Resolution excludes pipe organs product group from the scope.
2. The compliance deadline of July 1, 2019 is removed for mercury in electric rotating connectors used in intravascular ultrasound imaging systems capable of high operating frequency (more than 50 MHz).
3. The aim of the Resolution is to bring the requirements of the Ukrainian legislation in line with the following EU RoHS Directives:
(EU) 2018/736 as regards an exemption for lead in glass or ceramic for some electrical components
(EU) 2018/737 as regards an exemption for lead in solders for the soldering to machined through hole discoidal and planar array ceramic multilayer capacitors
(EU) 2018/738 as regards an exemption for lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements
(EU) 2018/739 as regards an exemption for lead as an alloying element in steel
(EU) 2018/740 as regards an exemption for lead as an alloying element in aluminium
(EU) 2018/741 as regards an exemption for lead as an alloying element in copper
(EU) 2018/742 as regards an exemption for lead in high melting temperature solders
This amendment is based on Directive (EU) 2017/2102 amending RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU.
4. Ukraine would ensure the possibility of secondary market operations (e.g. reselling, second-hand market) for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) newly covered by RoHS 2 and the use of spare parts for such equipment if they are put on the market before July 22, 2019, promoting and enabling the reuse of spare parts. Provided that reuse takes place in auditable closed-loop business-to-business return systems, and that the reuse of spare parts is notified to the consumer, substance restrictions will not apply to reused spare parts:
recovered from EEE placed on the market before January 1, 2011 and used in EEE placed on the market before January 1, 2018
recovered from medical devices or monitoring and control instruments placed on the market before January 1, 2018 and used in EEE placed on the market before July 22, 2024
recovered from in vitro diagnostic medical devices placed on the market before July 22, 2018 and used in EEE placed on the market before July 22, 2026
recovered from industrial monitoring and control instruments placed on the market before July 22, 2018 and used in EEE placed on the market before July 22, 2027
recovered from all other EEE categories not covered by Technical Regulation approved by Resolution №1057 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of December 3, 2008 and which is placed on the market before July 22, 2019 and used in EEE placed on the market before July 22, 2029.
The official document can be found here.
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