Starting from March 1, 2020 a new regulation will come into force, according to which, manufacturers have to prove that their products comply with the Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union 037/2016” for the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrotechnical and radio-electronic products” (TR EAEU 037/2016) almost similar to ROHS Directive in Europe.
The new regulation limits the content of the following six substances in electrotechnical and electronic products: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyl, polybrominated diphenyl ether.
The TR EAEU 037/2016 is to be used for the following devices:
- Lighting and office equipment
- Fire and security detectors
- Electronic musical instruments
- Power tools
- Gambling and vending machines
- Household appliances
- IT devices
- Cable products
- Products that are manufactured and imported in significant quantities
- Cash registers
- Protection cutouts
- Sport and leisure equipment
- Telecommunications systems
A special attention is paid to the electrical and radio electronic products. The enforcement of the Technical Regulations protects the life and health of people and the environment.Consumers and users can also no longer be misled with regard to the content of hazardous substances.
TR EAEU 037/2016 aims to protect the consumer, the environment, and human life and health and to prevent activities that mislead consumers and users of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) regarding the content of hazardous substances.