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The Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union TR EAWU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment contains mandatory safety requirements for certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic devices for the protection of life, health and the environment. It also serves to prevent misleading actions against the consumer. The rules set the uniform requirements for permissible concentrations of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium in the produced electrical devices, among other things.

It also serves to ensure the free movement of goods.

The TR EAEU 037/2016 is a counterpart to the 2011/65/EU Directive (RoHS).

Adopted on October 18, 2016
Came into force on March 1, 2018

Application area of TR EAEU 037/2016

The devices listed in Appendix 1 to TR EAEU 037/2016 fall under the scope of application of TR EAEU 037/2016:

  1. electrical household appliances
  2. electronic data processing machines and devices, which can be connected to electronic data processing machines
  3. telecommunication equipment
  4. copying machines and electronic office equipment
  5. power tools
  6. light sources and lighting equipment, including appliances that can be installed in furniture
  7. electronic musical instruments
  8. slot and game machines
  9. cash machines and electronic cash registers
  10. cable for use at rated voltages up to 500 volts, except fiber optic cables
  11. automatic and safety switches
  12. safety and fire alarms

TR EAEU 037/2016 does not apply to:

  • electrical and electronic products for use with nominal voltage up to 1000 V AC and 1500 V DC, unless otherwise specified in annex № 1 of the Technical Regulations
  • electric and electronic products, which are intended exclusively for use as components in electrical devices, as long as not specified otherwise in Annexe № 1 of the Technical Regulation
  • electronic toys
  • photovoltaic modules
  • electrical and electronic products intended for use in land and space objects
  • electrical equipment intended exclusively for use in air, water, land and underground transport
  • batteries and accumulators
  • used electrical and electronic products
  • measuring equipment
  • medical equipment

The conformity assessment process

Electrical and electronic equipment may only be put into circulation on the market of Russia and the EAEU if these are in compliance with the requirements of this and other Technical Regulations of the EAEU (e.g. TR CU 004/2011 On safety of low voltage systems and TR CU 020/2011 On electromagnetic compatibility) and the conformity of the products has been confirmed with the EAC marking.

The conformity assessment with the requirements of the Technical Regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment is carried out in the form of anEAC Declaration and may be replaced upon request with anEAC Certificate.

The certification of electrical and electronic products is carried out exclusively by notified bodies, which are registered as such in the uniform register of the notified bodies and test laboratories of the EAEU.

Accompanying documents

The supporting documents must be submitted in Russian or in the official language of the member state of the customs union. The accompanying documents include:

  • technical description and documentation
  • design documents (drawings and diagrams)
  • instruction manual
  • list of security features
  • test reports
  • data sheet

EAC marking

TR EAEU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

The products declared or certified according to TR EAEU 037/2016 must be marked with the EAC conformity marking before launch. The conformity marking shall be attached to each electrical and electronic device in such a way as to ensure recognition and legibility throughout the life cycle of the product. If direct marking of the device is not possible, this must be made on the packaging and the instruction manual. The product shall only be marked if it meets the requirements of all Technical Regulations under which it falls.

Period of validity of the EAC Certificate

The EAC Certificate for serial production is valid for 5 years.

TR EAEU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment in Russian language

We would be pleased to advise you professionally and competently on the EAC certification or declaration. We will verify free of charge whether your products are subject to the conformity certification obligation according to TR EAEU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

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