Electrical and electronic equipment

Russia: Proposal to make associations responsible for reporting on recycling

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology has submitted a proposal that would impose liability on associations of manufacturers and importers to report on the fulfilment of recycling targets within concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR). Currently, only importers and manufacturers of products subject to EPR are required to submit such reports.

EAEU: Draft Plan for the Development of Inter-state Standards Necessary to Implement the EAEU RoHS

Draft Decision was published on 30 June 2017 that aims to adopt the program for developing interstate standards that containing rules and methods for tests, research and measurements (including sample taking rules) necessary for the implementation of the requirements of the EAEU Technical Regulation on Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (TR EAEU 037/2016).

Ukraine: What are the revised RoHS requirements?

The revised Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment enters into force on 22 September 2017. It is therefore important for all EEE manufacturers and importers to ensure that they are fully ready to comply with the new requirements imposed by the "Ukrainian RoHS". The revised Ukrainian RoHS was developed in line with the EU RoHS recast provisions subject to certain deviations.

Transitional period

Russia: Certification of radiators and convectors becomes compulsory

As of 27 June 2018 manufacturers and importers of heating radiators, heating convectors are required to perform certification of such radiators and convectors.

As of 27 December 2018 manufacturers and importers of heating insulation materials and construction mixtures and solutions are required to issue a declaration of conformity for their products.

Ukraine: Approved Technical Regulation on Radio Equipment

Starting from 1 April 2018 all manufacturers and importers of radio equipment in Ukraine are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation (TR) on the safety of radio electronic equipment, subject to the set transitional period. The adopted TR is in line with the European Directive 2014/53/EU relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment.