Beginning March 1st, 2020, RoHS certification will be mandatory for certain products to be placed on the market in Russia or countries within the Customs Union including Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. In order to comply with the RoHS requirements, electrical products must conform to Technical Regulation 37/2016 – Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) for Electronics and Radio-electronic products.
Technical Regulation (TR) No. 37/2016 restricts the content of six substances:
- Hexavalent chromium
- Poly-brominated biphenyl
- Poly-brominated diphenyl ethers
Below is the list of products under the scope of TR 037/2016:
- Electrical apparatus and appliances for domestic use
- Electronic computers and associated devices
- Terminal telecommunication devices
- Copiers and other electrical office equipment
- Electronic tools
- Lighting equipment
- Electronic musical equipment
- Gaming systems
- Cash registers, ticket-printing machines, ID card readers, ATMs, information kiosks
- Cables, wires and cords (with voltage rating under 500V AC/DC)
- Automatic switches and residual current devices
- Fire and security devices
Products must undergo conformity assessment to ensure that they do not exceed the limits set in TR 037/2016. The general requirements are similar to the EU’s RoHS Directive. If you have products within the scope listed above, G&M can assist you in leveraging a CE RoHS declaration to obtain the required EAC RoHS certification. If your products do not fall under the scope, but you are concerned about potential confusion and delays in customs, we can assist in getting a certificate of exemption for the RoHS requirement.
For additional information or assistance in obtaining EAC RoHS certification, please contact G&M Compliance, Inc. at 714-628-1020.