Public consultation on EAC technical regulations
Changes to three EAC technical regulations are subject to a public consultation.
The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), which is a permanent regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union, opened public consultations on Technical Regulations for low-voltage equipment, electromagnetic compatibility and the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products.
The three Technical Regulations of the Customs Union (TR CU) which are going to be changed are:
- TR CU 004/2011 – “On the safety of low-voltage equipment”
- TR CU 020/2011 – “Electromagnetic compatibility of technical means”
- TR EAEU 037/2016 – “On Restricting the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products”.
Regarding the two first regulations, the public consultation regards changes such as a new certification scheme for applicants whose test reports or evidence of compliance is not sufficient or specifying cases in which local testing is not required and approval is based on test protocols issued within the past 2 years if no changes have been made to the device.
In TR EAEU 037/2016, provisions on utilization and recycling of user devices after their end of life or expanding the list of devices subject to RoHS to include metering and metrology devices, chemical sources of current, spare parts and components are discussed.
The EAC conformity assessment system applies in the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. It is partly modelled after the European CE conformity assessment system but has its own specificities. Among others, it covers more product categories than the CE marking.