On March 1, 2018, the new Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (TR EAEU 037/2016) comes into force. In the regulation there are requirements for the use of hazardous substances in electronic and radio devices that will be released on the Eurasian market.

The annexes to the Regulation include:

  • The list of equipment covered by Regulation TR EAEU 037/2016, in particular electronic household appliances, computers and their accessories, electronic communication devices, electronic musical instruments and other devices
  • The list of hazardous substances which fall under the requirements of TR EAEU 037/2016, including lead, mercury, cadmium and others
  • Special requirements for limiting the use of substances in electronic equipment and radio equipment

It is important to note that the Technical Regulation does not apply to the following equipment:

  • Electronic and radio devices intended for use with the nominal voltage of 1000 V AC or 1500 V DC
  • Electronic and radio devices apparatus intended for use as components of electrical equipment not included in the list of equipment in the Annex
  • Electronic toys
  • Solar batteries
  • Electronic and radio devices used in space sector
  • Electrical equipment intended for use in air, land and submarine transport
  • Electric batteries and accumulators
  • Measuring devices
  • Medical equipment