On August 4, 2016 the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission published the Decree No. 110, which includes a decision on introduction of a new technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (former Customs Union) on limiting hazardous substances in electrical appliances. Currently the draft regulation has been approved by the Council, it is going to be sent for final revision to the Eurasian Economic Commission shortly.
Main provisions of the regulation project
The following items are going to be affected by the provisions of the regulation (in compliance with Annex No. 1 to the draft regulation):
- Electric appliances and household devices (kitchen equipment, devices for processing of the linen, clothes and footwear, devices for premises cleaning, etc.)
- Electronic computers and devices connected to them, including their combinations (servers, system blocks, notebooks, tablets, pocket and other small-sized computers)
- Telecommunication facilities (stationary and mobile telephones, automatic telephone devices, faxes etc.)
- Copymachines and other electric office equipment
- Electric tools (hand-operated and portable machines)
- Light sources and light equipment, including those built into furniture
- Musical instruments
- Game and trade automatic devices
- Cash registers, readers of identification cards, information stands
- Cables, wires and cords intended for use at rated voltage of no more than 500 V under variable and/or direct current, except optical fibre cables
- Automatic switches, protective switch-off devices
- Fire detectors, security alerts and fire-security annunciators
The regulation will not apply to electric toys, components of electric equipment, electric equipment intended only for the use on air, water, onshore and underground transport, electric batteries and accumulators, second-hand articles, etc.
The issue of items of electrical engineering and radio electronics will be possible only on condition that the declaration of conformity with the requirements of such regulation is registered. These points are mentioned in article 20 of chapter VII of the regulation.
Declaring will be implemented according to one of the following schemes:
- 1d, 3d or 5d for serial production;
- 2d or 4d for a consignment.
NB Only the manufacturer himself or his authorised person will be able to register the declaration for serial production. On the contrary, if there is a single shipment of goods both the seller / the importer are authorized to act as declaring parties. At the request of the applicant declaring can be replaced by certification.
Attention must be paid to the fact that in the foreword to the draft regulation it is determined that in case items fall under the effect of other regulations it is obligatory to follow the requirements of each of them. Thus, depending on parameters and assignments the equipment can fall under the effect of the following technical regulations:
- CU TR 004/2011 “On the safety of low-voltage equipment”
- CU TR 010/2011 “On the safety of machines and equipment”
- CU TR 020/2011 “Electromagnetic compatibility of technical devices”
The requirements for the evaluation of conformity are set in each regulation.