On September 22, 2017, Ukraine’s version of RoHS entered into force as the Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Adopted to align with the existing EU RoHS, manufacturers importing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to Ukraine are compelled to certify compliance with Ukraine’s RoHS Technical Regulation. There is a grace period for medical devices and controlling & monitoring instruments which will be held to the regulation as of January 1, 2018.
Manufacturers must also retain records of non-compliant EEE, and product recall details. EEE must now be properly marked, and are required to alert Ukrainian governmental agencies if any EEE placed on the market does not meet the RoHS requirements. This notification may result in further actions to remedy the non-compliant items on the market.
From the perspective of impact, manufacturers may expect to see requests from customers and importers selling products on the Ukraine market. These requests will encompass a declaration of conformity (DOC) in the format indicated by Annex V of the regulation.
As with EU RoHS, the substances are the same (Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, PBB, and PBDE). There is also a planned ‘phase-in’ for the restriction of phthalates. DEHP and BBP are restricted in certain applications, such as in toys, by January 1, 2018. DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP are restricted excepting categories 8 & 9 by July 22, 2019, and are restricted in all EEE by July 22, 2021.
As new material content directives emerge and evolve, it is very important to have the ability to determine product compliance in a real-time environment. With access to the latest compliance information from your suppliers, a direct communication link to your suppliers, and real-time reporting tools Green Data Exchange can provide the solutions you need to maintain compliance and report to your customers, auditors, and regulatory agents.
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