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TR CU 037/2016 - MASTCERT

On the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in products of electrical engineering and radio electronics

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MASTCERT has competence to carry out the necessary work to confirm the compliance of products that fall under the requirements of the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union 037/2016 “On the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in products of electrical engineering and radio electronics”

The technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union 037/2016 “On the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical products and radio electronics” was developed in accordance with the Decision under the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union of October 18, 2016 N 113 in order to protect human life and health, the environment , as well as the prevention of actions misleading consumers (users) of electrical and radio-electronic products regarding the content of hazardous substances in them.

TR CU 037/2016 entered into force on March 1, 2020

The list of products falling within the scope of regulation 037/2016 Electrical apparatus and household appliances.

  • Electronic computers and devices connected to them, including combinations thereof.
  • Telecommunication facilities (terminal telecommunication devices).
  • Copy machines and other electric office (office) equipment. Electrified tools (hand-held machines and electric portable).
  • Light sources and light equipment, including equipment built into furniture. Musical instruments.
  • Game and vending machines.
  • Cash registers, ticket machines, ID card readers, ATMs, information kiosks.
  • Cables, wires and cords intended for use at a rated voltage of not more than 500 V AC and (or) DC, with the exception of fiber optic cables.
  • Circuit breakers and residual current circuit breakers.
  • Fire, security and fire alarm detectors.

Important:The certificate of conformity of the technical regulations of the Customs Union can be issued both for goods produced by the countries of the CU and for goods of foreign manufacturers

The list of hazardous substances the use of which is limited by the EAEU TR 037/2016:

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Hexavalent chrome
  • Polybrominated biphenyls
  • Polybrominated diphenylethers

For all these substances, the maximum allowable concentration is 0.1%, and for cadmium – 0.01% (this is the so-called “weight percent”).

What products do not apply to EAEU TR 037/2016:

  • products of electrical engineering and radio electronics, intended for use at a rated voltage of more than 1000 V AC and 1500 V DC;
  • products of electrical engineering and electronics intended solely for use as components of electrical equipment not included in the list of products covered by the technical regulation;
  • electric toys;
  • photovoltaic panels (solar panels), which are part of the products of electrical engineering and radio electronics;
  • products of electrical engineering and radio electronics intended for use as part of ground and orbital space objects;
  • electrical equipment intended exclusively for use in air, water, land and underground transport;
  • electric batteries and accumulators, including those put into circulation on the territory of the Union as a part of products of electrical engineering and radio electronics;
  • used (exploitation) products of electrical engineering and radio electronics;
  • measuring instruments;
  • medical devices.

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Assessment of compliance with the requirements of the EAEU TR 037/2016 “On the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electronics and radio electronics”

The regulation provides for two forms of assessing compliance with safety requirements – declaration and certification. By default, a declaration can be obtained, but the applicant has the right to replace the declaration with certification.

It is proposed to issue a declaration according to one of five schemes: 1D, 2D, 3D, 4D and 6D. The manufacturer himself, or his authorized representative, can apply for declaration according to any scheme. The importer or seller can choose only 2D and 4D schemes. Serially produced products are declared according to schemes 1D, 3D and 6D. Accordingly, a batch of electronics or single copies undergo conformity assessment according to 2D and 4D schemes.

The package of documents that must be prepared by the applicant, in addition to the standard paragraphs, must contain a sample of the operating manual. Also, if 1D and 2D schemes are chosen, it is necessary to attach the safety evidence obtained by the applicant himself. Scheme 6D involves the certification of quality management, which means that the QMS should also be present. Of course, when you make a declaration in a certification center, it is possible to get all the necessary documents, from the technical specifications to the QMS in one place.

Certification of electronics and electronics is carried out according to the schemes 1C, 2C, 3C and 6C. The manufacturer or his representative has the right to choose any scheme, and the importer can certify products only at 3C.

The certification procedure, in general, is similar to the declaration. The package of documents is needed the same, with the exception of our own evidence, which is optional for obtaining a certificate, since laboratory tests in an accredited organization are mandatory.

The declaration and certificate for serial production is issued for a period of up to 5 years. For a batch and single copies of electronics, the validity period is unlimited.

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