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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.
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.
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).
Anyone that manufactures, imports, or distributes EEE for sale in UAE.
It is the responsibility of manufacturers, importers, and distributers to:
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