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Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulation

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The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has introduced mandatory regulatory controls on Electrical Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed onto the market under Federal Law No. 10/2017, Control of Hazardous Materials in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. This technical regulation identifies the same substances and restriction levels as EU RoHS (2011/65/EU) that aims to promote environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). To accomplish this, the RoHS Directive restricts certain hazardous substances from being present in this equipment. It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to comply with RoHS.

What items does RoHS apply to?

RoHS applies to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), defined as equipment and dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to function properly. It also refers to equipment used for the generation, transfer, and measurement of such currents and fields.

In other words, EEE includes items that have a battery or need a power supply to function properly.

What hazardous substances are restricted by RoHS?

With limited exceptions, RoHS currently restricts lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). From January 1, 2020, the RoHS regulation to control hazardous substances in electrical and electronic devices (EEE) scope will extend restrictions to 4 new phthalates: Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).

Additional chemicals may be subsequently added to the restrictions list by the Emirates Standardization and Metrology Authority (ESMA).

Who does RoHS apply to?

Anyone that manufactures, imports, or distributes EEE for sale in UAE.

How are EEE manufacturers, importers, distributers affected by RoHS?

It is the responsibility of manufacturers, importers, and distributers to:

  • carry out their activity through a duly licensed company or sole proprietorship in the UAE
  • meet the requirements of UAE RoHS and its technical requirement specifications
  • cooperate with ESMA including providing documentation where requested
  • take necessary measures to ensure that the product meets RoHS and other applicable requirements
  • ensure that products have been approved by one of the 12 notified bodies chosen for the purpose and secure a certificate from the Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS).

Additional Information

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