As of 22 May 2018, the Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (“the Ukrainian RoHS) was amended. The amendments move forward or remove expiration dates for a number of uses of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The amendments also clarify that expiration dates for some exemptions are to be set by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
As of 10 April 2018, organisations operating industrial (production) equipment are required to comply with the adopted occupational safety rules.
The rules define “industrial (production) equipment” as any machine, apparatus, instrument, device or equipment used in the performance of works, manufacturing products, services, including machinery, machinery and major hazard equipment/installations.
The Ukrainian State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving published, on 28 March 2018, a draft Decree that, if adopted, would approve Technical Regulation on ecodesign requirements for vacuum cleaners.
The draft Technical Regulation has been developed in line with the EU Regulation No 666/2013 on ecodesign requirements for vacuum cleaners.
As of 30 January 2018, facilities where works involving mechanical cleaning of spare parts are being performed are required to comply with the adopted occupational safety rules. These Rules set out requirements for the performance of works involving mechanical cleaning of spare parts with the use of shot blasting, sandblasting and hydro-sandblasting, as well as cleaning of spare parts in tumbling drums.
Facilities operating thermal power plants with nominal heat output capacity exceeding 50 MW installed at heating power stations, boiler installations and at industrial facilities, will be required to comply with the adopted permissible emission limits of polluting substances as soon as the adopted norms enter into force. The Norms will enter into force from the date of their official publication. As at 6 April 2018, the Norms have not been officially published.
As of 21 September 2018, importers and manufacturers of toys are required to ensure their products comply with the adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Toys (TR). There is no transitional period but all toys that are compliant with the “old” TR on toy safety (i.e. adopted in 2013) and that have been issued conformity assessment documents before the 2018 TR enters into force (i.e. before 21 September 2018) can remain on the market provided that they have been placed on the market before 21 September 2018.
As of 9 December 2017, Technical Regulation on Energy Labelling of Air Conditioners (TR) entered into force in Ukraine. The TR was adopted on 24 May 2017 by Decree No. 360. The adopted TR is in line with the EU Regulation 626/2011 implementing EU Directive 2010/30/EU on energy-related product labelling.