Ukraine to Align Legislation with EU RoHS Directive

23 September 2020

background-card-chip-825262 (1)On 18 September 2020, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers issued a draft amendment to Resolution No. 139 approving the technical regulations on use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, the Ukrainian RoHS.

The aim is to further align Ukrainian law with EU legislation by implementing amendments to Directive 2011/65/EU extending the list of exemptions for banned substances in electrical and electronic equipment, specifically for:

  • Lead in platinized platinum electrodes used for certain conductivity measurements
  • Lead in solders and termination finishes used in certain hand-held combustion engines
  • Hexavalent chromium as an anticorrosion agent of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators
  • Cadmium in certain radiation tolerant video camera tubes
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in certain rubber components used in engine systems
  • Lead in solders used in certain combustion engines
  • Lead as a thermal stabilizer in polyvinyl chloride used in certain in-vitro diagnostic medical devices for the analysis of blood and body fluids and gases

Once adopted, the Resolution with become effective from the date of its publication.

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