EAEU Amendments to TR CU 037/2016 (RoHs)

, 2022-01-27

Public discussions on draft amendments to TR CU 037/2016 (also known as "EAEU RoHs" or "EurAsia RoHs") were being held throughout the year. In case the amendments are adopted, these are the key issues to take further into account: 

  • Manufacturers are to mark their products with a WEEE-label which is identical to the EU one and indicates how to dispose of (or recycle) the product or how a particular device could affect human health and environment. This is an absolutely new requirement both for Russia and the EAEU as this label is currently not mandatory.
  • Some of electrotechnical devices which must undergo conformity assurance procedures now may be excluded from the EurAsia RoHS requirements. This amendment concers primarily large-scale industrial equipment and its spare parts.
  • The list of hazardous substances the content of which is restricted in electrotechnical and electronic devices will be also corrected and completed with 4 further substances (Note: EU added these substances to its RoHs Directive in 2019), namely:
    • Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP);
    • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP);
    • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP);
    • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).
  • Permissible concentration of 4 new hazardous substance in homogeneous materials: not more than 0.1 wt%.

Source: Internal Research and Information on the official webpage of Novotest (Russian)