The Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union 037/2016 “On Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Radioelectronics Products” was developed following the Decision within the framework of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union on 18.10.2016.

The Regulation aims to protect human life and health, protect the environment, and prevent actions that mislead consumers of electrical equipment and radio-electronics regarding the content of hazardous substances in them.

The Regulation establishes mandatory requirements for application and enforcement in the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union to restrict the use of hazardous substances in electrical and radio-electronic products released into circulation in the region of the Union to ensure open transporting.The Technical Regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 is similar to the Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS) of the European Union.

TR EAEU 037/2016 came into force on March 1, 2020.

The Technical Regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 “On the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in the manufacture of electrical engineering and radio electronics” is applied to the following products:

  • Electrical household appliances
  • Computers and associated equipment
  • Electrified tools (hand-guided machines and electrically portable devices)
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Copiers and electronic office equipment
  • Lighting equipment, including equipment installed in furniture
  • Slots and vending machines
  • Cash registers, ticket printers, card readers, ATMs, information kiosks
  • Cables, wires, and cables designed for use at nominal voltages not exceeding 500 V AC or DC, except for fiber optic cables
  • Safety and fire detectors

Maximum percentage of the substance allowed (weight percentage)

  • Lead 0,1%
  • Mercury 0,1%
  • Cadmium 0.01%
  • Hexavalent chromium 0,1%
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 0.1%
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) 0,1%

The Certificate of Conformity with the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union may be issued for goods produced by the Customs Union countries and for goods produced by foreign manufacturers. Requirements for foreign and national products are identical, and the certification schemes coincide.